HC Deb 13 November 1952 vol 507 cc1119-20
46. Major Lloyd

asked the Prime Minister whether he will call an all party conference during the present Session of Parliament to consider the reform of the House of Lords.

The Prime Minister

My hon. and gallant Friend may rest assured that we shall take steps to call the conference to which his Question refers as soon as other matters of greater urgency in the present state of national affairs have been despatched.

Mr. Ellis Smith

Will the Prime Minister bear in mind that over 100 Members on this side of the House signed a Motion saying that this party would have nothing to do with such a conference?

The Prime Minister

I thought that year by year they were taking an increasing interest in the House of Lords.