Last night I delivered the eighth annual History of Parliament lecture, addressing the question ‘Resisting the Inevitable? The Parliament Act 1911’. The lecture took place in the Attlee Suite in Portcullis House and, I suspect benefiting from being included in the schedule of events for Parliament Week, attracted a capacity audience. I addressed the origins, the passage and the consequences of the Act.
The lecture was recorded by BBC Parliament and, I gather, is being broadcast at 6.00 p.m. on Saturday.