Yesterday in the Lords, Lord Grocott asked the Government how many communications they had received from members of the public on the Government’s White Paper and draft House of Lords Reform Bill. In answering, the Leader of the House, Lord Strathclyde, failed to give a precise figure. When pressed, he conceded:
“… Since the general election, we have received over 180 letters from members of the public. Since the publication of the White Paper, we have received over 30 pieces of correspondence.”
Not exactly evidence of great public interest.