§ Lord Monson
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answers by the Lord Chancellor on 16 November 2001 (WA105), 27 March (WA45) and 8 May (WA171), whether, having regard to their inclination to the view that Members of the second Chamber should not sit for more than 10 years (whether appointed or elected), they will now announce that they intend to seek to implement Recommendation 103 in the Report of the Royal Commission on Reform of the House of Lords in respect of all life Peers created after the date of the announcement, saving only those to whom the intention to grant a life peerage has been made public but had not been implemented by the issue of a Writ of Summons before such date.
§ The Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine of Lairg)
While the way forward on House of Lords reform is under consideration by the Joint Committee of both Houses the Government do not intend to make any commitment on the nature of any possible reforms.