In several respects, the question of the reform of the House of Commons
stands apart from the other issues discussed in this volume. Firstly,
unlike the other elements in Labour's package of constitutional change, the
principle of Commons reform commands widespread cross-party support.
Indeed, all three main parties committed themselves in their 1997
election manifestos to reform of the Lower House in some shape or
form-the only constitutional issue to receive such backing. This is not to