Select Committee on Public Administration Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence

Supplementary letter from The Rt Hon Lord Renton KCB QC (LR 10(a))

  I am one of the longest-serving parliamentarians, having been in the House of Commons from 1945 to 1979 and in the House of Lords since then.

  I enclose a copy of the speech which I made during our debate on this matter last week, and would ask you to accept this as an expression of my views on this matter.[2]

  Although I see no need for reform, I accept that among all parties there is a demand for it. However, I do feel that, in order to maintain plenty of members with experience of responsibility and with expertise, the number of elected members should be kept to a minimum.

January 2002

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