HC Deb 18 July 1980 vol 988 c720W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received concerning an alteration to the present constitution of the House of Lords so that existing bishops who sit in that House by virtue of their offices should maintain such sitting after their retirements; and whether he will undertake that he will not seek amendments to the present position until such time as there is a referendum or general election on this subject.

Mr. Raison

None. The Government have no plans to bring forward proposals for changes in the composition of the House of Lords.