House of Lords Reform Bill statement

04 September 2012

Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 3 September on the withdrawal of the House of Lords Reform Bill.

House of Lords Reform Bill

The House of Lords Reform Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on 27 June 2012. The Bill received its second reading on the 9 and 10 July. A Programme motion which would have enabled the Bill to be timetabled was withdrawn by the Governmnet.

In his statement, the Deputy Prime Minister announced that the Government had decided not to proceed with the House of Lords Reform Bill and the Bill has been withdrawn.

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Harriet Harman, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on the House of Lords in the Topics section.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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