HC Deb 23 February 1978 vol 944 c757W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Lord President of the Council (1) whether he will introduce legislation to abolish or reform the House of Lords and, in the latter event, arrange for the House of Commons to nominate a certain percentage of the membership of the House of Lords on the basis that 3 per cent. to 4 per cent. of the membership shall be from ethnic groups from the New Commonwealth.

(2) what proposals he is seeking to make the House of Lords representative of the various ethnic groups of the existing and multi-racial population of Great Britain.

Mr. Foot

The Government have no proposals for introducing this Session any legislation to alter the present membership of the House of Lords.