“The Lords should be a place for people who are public spirited, have political and ideological affiliations and want to serve the country, but who also want to continue to lead a life outside politics. It should be for people who want or need to work and have neither the desire nor the inclination to be an MP.”
Sounds like a good case for the existing House of Lords. Who said it? Nick Clegg, House of Commons, 9 July, column 35.