HC Deb 23 February 1984 vol 54 c997

Mr. Willie W. Hamilton, supported by Mr. James Lamond, Mr. Gordon Brown, Mr. Tom Clarke, Mr. Norman Buchan, Mr. John Maxton, Mr. Tom Torney, Mr. Jack Straw, Mr. Ray Powell, Mr. Roger Stott, Mr. Frank Haynes and Mr. Robert Kilroy-Silk, presented a Bill to end the practice of the creation of hereditary peerages; to make provision for the ending of existing peerages on the demise of the present incumbent; and to end the custom whereby retired Prime Ministers and other senior government and parliamentary office-holders are offered peerages: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 23 March and to be printed [Bill 109.]