Lords Constitution Committee to quiz Nick Clegg

31 January 2012

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will this week give evidence to the House of Lords Constitution Committee on a range of constitutional issues including proposals for reform of the House of Lords.

The session is an annual one the Committee hold with the Deputy Prime Minister. On Lords reform the Committee will ask Mr Clegg whether he anticipates that use of the Parliament Act will be necessary to deliver Lords reform and for his views on the current size of the House with 787 Peers currently eligible to attend.

Other areas the Committee will cover with Mr Clegg include:

• The Government’s approach to constitutional change.

• Devolution and the Scottish Government’s recent consultation paper Your Scotland, Your Referendum,

• Funding of political parties.

The evidence session will take place at 10:15am on Wednesday 1 February in Committee Room 1 of the House of Lords.

Notes to Editors

1. The evidence session is open to the public. If you wish to attend you should go to Parliament’s Cromwell Green Entrance and allow time for security screening.

2. You can watch the session live on the internet at www.parliamentlive.tv

3. The House of Lords Constitution Committee investigates constitutional issues. It is one of the five permanent investigative committees in the House of Lords. The Committee’s Members include a former Lord Chancellor, a former Attorney General and a leading human rights lawyer. For more information about the Committee, see its website.

4. The Lords Constitution Committee is chaired by Baroness Jay. To arrange interviews or other media activity please contact Owen Williams on +44(0) 207 219 8659