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Parliamentary Affairs 75th Anniversary Lecture: The Lord Speaker on the future of the House of Lords

7 Dec 2022
The Lord Speaker the Rt Hon the Lord McFall of Alcluith. ©House of Lords / Roger Harris
The Lord Speaker the Rt Hon the Lord McFall of Alcluith. ©House of Lords / Roger Harris

At this members' event, the Lord Speaker set out his thoughts on the future of the House of Lords, addressed concerns regarding the size of the Upper House, set out the benefits of the House's scrutiny work, and considered the constitutional role of the House and its role in our wider society.

7:30pm–8:30pm, 7 December 2022 Members' event (Westminster)

Video recording of the speech by the Lord Speaker on the future of the House of Lords, delivered for the Hansard Society's Parliamentary Affairs 75th Anniversary Lecture

The Lord Speaker, the Rt Hon the Lord McFall of Alcluith, will give his first major public speech on the future of the House of Lords, outlining his vision for the Upper House, at this invite-only event for members and colleagues of the Hansard Society.

The Parliamentary Affairs Anniversary Lecture is the first in a series of events to be hosted by the Hansard Society to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Society's quarterly journal, the first edition of which was published in December 1947.

Premium Members of the Hansard Society receive a print copy of Parliamentary Affairs every quarter, in addition to exclusive invitations to private events like this. You can learn more about our membership options and benefits here.

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