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Jack Straw to outline Lords reforms but warns of 12-year delay

Publié par Clifford Armion le 26/08/2009

Nicholas Watt

"Reformers will have to wait more than a decade before the House of Lords is replaced by a predominantly elected chamber, Jack Straw, the justice secretary, will announce today.

"In a seminar on the future of the Lords, hosted by the Guardian, he will outline plans to ensure that 80% of the second chamber is elected within 12 to 15 years.

"Straw plans to publish legislation in the autumn as the government responds to a series of votes in the House of Commons in which MPs called for the Lords to be predominantly elected. MPs voted in favour of the proportion of elected members to be 80% or 100%.

"Reformers would like the government to announce that the reformed house will be wholly elected. Straw will make clear this is still an option, but he says the process of change can begin without a final decision on whether the elected members form 80% or 100% of the house."

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"Jack Straw to outline Lords reforms but warns of 12-year delay", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2009. Consulté le 18/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/jack-straw-to-outline-lords-reforms-but-warns-of-12-year-delay