Memorandum by Lord Hylton (LR 4)
Thank you for sending me a copy of your note
of 21 November. I enclose a copy of the evidence I put into the
Royal Commission. This is now two and a half years old, but I
have not changed my views much since then. What I was then proposing
is, I believe, superior in many ways to the ideas expressed in
the recent government White Paper.
I very much hope that your committee's enquiry
will help to produce a consensus between the two Houses. I happen
also to think that the House of Commons also needs reform, and
would be improved by a greater separation of powers, so that the
government of the day no longer had its huge payroll vote of ministers,
junior ministers, PPS's and whips.