Tom Shakespeare argues the House of Lords should be completely reformed and cut to 300 members (instead of over 800): 100 politicians, 100 experts and 100 members of the public.
Tom Shakespeare argues the House of Lords should be completely reformed and turned into a Senate of 300 members (down from over 800). He suggests they should consist of 100 politicians, selected in proportion to parties' showing in the previous general election, 100 cross-benchers, chosen for their expertise, and 100 members of the public, selected from the electoral roll like juries.
Producer: Arlene Gregorius.
A Point of View: Who should sit in the House of Lords?
Many people think that the House of Lords needs change but nobody can agree how or even why. Tom Shakespeare comes up with his own proposals for Britain's second chamber.