31. Sir F. HALL
asked the Prime Minister when the Government propose to fulfil the repeated pledges to introduce legislation to provide for the re-constitution of the House of Lords?
My hon. and gallant Friend must know that it is impossible to deal with a question of this magnitude and importance this Session, but we hope to submit our proposals early next Session.
§ Mr. BOTTOMLEY
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Government have decided to this extent, that under the new reform of the House of Lords Ministers will be entitled to sit in either House, and that therefore we may look forward to seeing the Lord Chancellor here again shortly?
I think it would be inadvisable to disclose the proposals of His Majesty's Government.
§ Colonel ASHLEY
Are we to understand that the reform of the House of Lords will be the first item of the Government's programme for next year?
As far as I can forecast the programme of the future Session of Parliament, it will be our main legislative proposal.
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
If there is to be an Autumn Session, will the Government be able to implement the pledge this year, seeing that they may never have another Session?
§ Mr. W. THORNE
Does not the right hon. Gentleman think this is the last Parliamentary Session of this Government?