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House of Lords Reform

Asked what had prompted the Leader of the House to change his mind, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) replied that this was a matter for the Leader of the House to brief on. We had made clear from the start that this was a matter for the House and for Parliament.

Put to him that this created a serious risk that there would not be any reform at all, and did No10 not have a view on this, the PMOS replied that this was entirely a matter for the House and he would not speculate on the outcome of a free vote. What he would say was that the Prime Minister strongly supported the Leader of the House’s efforts to try and find a consensus on the way forward. The Prime Minister believed that the Leader of the House had done a very good job in a situation where people, including members of the Cabinet, did have different views.

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