Press release

Press briefing - afternoon 27 June 2012

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

House of Lords reform and Barclays discussed at press briefing.

House of Lords reform

Asked if the honour of a life peerage would still exist after 2015 once 80% of the members of the House of Lords were elected, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the proposals in the House of Lords Reform Bill were about creating a majority elected second chamber rather than changing the honours system.

Asked if there would still be a three line whip on the bill, the PMS said that this was a government bill and would be whipped accordingly.

Barclays

Asked if the Prime Minister (PM) was concerned that the latest developments would further undermine trust in the banks, the PMS said that this was a regulatory matter and it wouldn’t be appropriate to comment on individual cases.