MP's of all parties hit out at plans to reform Time Lords retroactively, with new measures coming into effect as early as 1893. But supporters said reform could prevent the second chamber ever having happened in the first place, thereby avoiding years of unelected rule by Patrick Troughton and later Jon Pertwee, a practice of privilege that "could lead to another Sylvester McCoy tragedy", according to critics. And women MPs asked whether there should be a special chamber for Time Ladies.
Denis Smith, MP for Gallifrey told the Commons that the solution would avoid years of haggling over whether or not Time Lords were an outdated institution, or if their time had yet to come, or both.
Some Lib Dem MP's warned that the plan might fatally damage the space-time coalition, sending Sara Teather spinning away into space for all eternity. And MP Aretha Franklin (Respect) warned that Scientologists and Jedi might now claim seats alongside Lady Bishops and possibly even Rabbi Lionel Blue.