Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

The Strathclyde review won’t make Parliament work better

The Strathclyde Review into the power of peers to block legislation sent up by the Commons reports today, and it is expected to strip the House of Lords of its ability to kill off secondary legislation. And the way the government will bring in this reform, which will enshrine the primacy of the Commons, is by primary legislation, which means that if peers try any funny business, ministers can deploy the Parliament Act and force the change through. 

Labour says this is a ‘massive overreaction’ to the...

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