Reducing the size of the House of Lords: two steps forward, two steps back

Reducing the size of the House of Lords: two steps forward, two steps back

There has for some time been an apparent consensus in parliament and government that the House of Lords has too many members, yet recent efforts to effect reform have made little progress. David Beamish explains how an apparent change of government position and the parliamentary tactics of a determined minority have slowed the pace of change.

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