HL Deb 02 June 1980 vol 409 c1108

My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to make obligatory the holding of a constitutional referendum before a Bill which contains provisions to abolish the House of Lords, thereby reducing the Parliament of the United Kingdom to a single chamber, may proceed to a Second Reading in either House of Parliament. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a.¤(Lord Alport.)

On Question, Bill read 1a, and to be printed.

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