Betty Boothroyd
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Former Speaker Baroness Boothroyd rejects Lords reform plans

Former Speaker Betty Boothroyd claimed government plans to change the House of Lords were a plan for its abolition.

Baroness Boothroyd claimed there was "very little appetite" for changing the House of Lords and the proposals to cut numbers and have elections had been "foisted on us".

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  • 17 May 2011