Statement made by
On 20 December 2016, the Lord Speaker established a committee to explore methods by which the size of the House of Lords can be reduced, commensurate with its current role and functions. The report of the committee was published on 31 October 2017 and it was debated by the House of Lords on 19 December 2017.
Yesterday, I wrote to the Lord Speaker to set out my views on the committee's recommendations. The letter is attached.