Author Archives: Lord Norton
The issue of whether or not prisoners should have the right to vote is highly contentious and the previous and the present Government would rather the issue had not arisen. Given the continuing pressure from the European Court of Human Rights, the … Continue reading
The membership of the House of Lords is growing and in the view of many in as well as outside the House is too large. There are problems in terms of the total membership as well as resource issues in terms of the active … Continue reading
In a recent post, I mentioned the Question for Short debate I initiated on commencement orders. As regular readers know, I am concerned by the number of Acts passed by Parliament which have provisions that have never been brought into … Continue reading
I have had a fairly busy parliamentary schedule this week. After teaching on Tuesday, I got down in Westminster in time for the first day in Committee on the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill. I … Continue reading
On Saturday, I spoke at the Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh to the Scottish and Northern England branch of the Hull University Alumni Association. The talk was titled ‘The Scottish or the English Question? The future of the Union’. I … Continue reading
The past couple of days have been an object lesson in just missing events. The storm of yesterday disrupted rail travel: I eventually managed to get to London having driven to Doncaster late afternoon, caught a train to Peterborough and … Continue reading
Further to the previous post, see the link here for pictures of me at the launch of the report of the Higher Education Commission. How do they compare with the photograph in the previous post? Is it me in more characteristic form?