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Votes favour elected House of Lords

Broadcast: 08/03/2007

Reporter: Tony Jones

The British House of Commons has voted in favour of an elected House of Lords.

Transcript

TONY JONES: In an historic decision, Britain's House of Commons has voted in favour of an elected
House of Lords. An initial vote for an 80 per cent elected house passed narrowly, but another vote
for a wholly-elected house passed easily. While the vote was indicative and not part of the reform
bill, it's seen as a fundamental change.

JACK STRAW, BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS LEADER: It's really important. We've been discussing laws of
reform in this place for 98 years and in recent decades endless debates, but not result. We've now
got a clear result.

TONY JONES: Peers in the House of Lords will vote on reform in the next few weeks.