HL Deb 18 November 1981 vol 425 c506
Lord Alport

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 Second Chamber or to diminish its legislative powers may proceed beyond Third Reading in the House of Commons and to amend Section 2(1) of the Parliament Act 1911. 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.