26 October 2022
Harriett Baldwin seeks Government backing for her Hereditary Titles (Female Succession) Bill

Harriett Baldwin calls on the Government to support her Hereditary Titles (Female Succession) Bill to rid the House of Lords of its bias towards male members resulting from the fact that one eighth of seats are hereditary.

Harriett Baldwin (West Worcestershire) (Con)

One workplace where women need support is the other place, where an eighth of the seats are reserved for men only. Will the Minister support my Hereditary Titles (Female Succession) Bill and get that anomaly changed?

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Claire Coutinho)

I thank my hon. Friend for her impressive campaigning on this issue. I was privileged to be in the Chamber when she made some of her speeches about it this year. I will look into the matter and ensure that I write to her about it.