I have been reading through the Hansard from yesterday's statement by Nick Clegg about the AV referendum and the proposed reduction in the number of MPs.
Chris Bryant made an excellent point, but as usual blew it and went totally OTT. He said that if the number of MPs is being reduced, them surely it should follow that the number of government ministers should be reduced too. Otherwise the Executive has an even stronger grip on parliament than it does now. Bryant suggested the number of ministers should be cut by one fifth (something I wouldn't demur from) but that is more than double the per centage of MPs who will be culled (8%).
I hope someone will table an amendment to the Bill to address this issue properly.
Read the full exchanges from Hansard HERE.