Speech

Queen's Speech: House of Lords reform

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

Notes on: "Proposals will be brought forward for a reformed second House that is wholly or mainly elected on the basis of proportional representation."

Reasons for the policy

The Government has established the basic principles for reform of the second chamber. It should be wholly or mainly elected on the basis of proportional representation.

The Government will establish a committee to provide specific recommendations on the details by the end of the year.