A purely Conservative Government would not be pressing ahead with reform of the House of Lords in this parliament, Justice Secretary Ken Clarke admitted today.
– Ken Clarke speaking on Sky News' Murnaghan programme
The existing House of Lords is a curious historical anomaly.
We are ready for democracy, I think. All three political parties were in favour of House of Lords reform in their last manifestos.
The Liberals probably have determined the timing. I think doing it now in this parliament has happened because the Liberals are anxious to get on with it.