Joint Committee on the House of Lords Reform Draft Bill

Lord Richard

As some readers have noticed, The Times on Friday carried a report identifying some of the peers who are to be nominated to serve on the Joint Committee on the House of Lords Reform Draft Bill.   It reported that I am among the four Conservative peers who are to be nominated.  It also noted that one of the Labour peers, Lord Richard, is to be nominated to chair the committee.  According to the piece, Lord Richard ‘has a record of voting against any elected element of the Upper House’.  Really?  That will be the same Lord Richard who is co-author of Unfinished Business, arguing for a largely elected second chamber and who, when the House voted on the several options in 2003 and 2007, voted for a largely or wholly elected House. 

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About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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6 Responses to Joint Committee on the House of Lords Reform Draft Bill

  1. michael says:

    good evening!
    May be Lord Richard changed his mind: the more old the more wise.
    For, Journalists are researching precisely at every time (or do I need the joke-tool here?) Only German students are failing insofar as the former liberal Vice-President of the EP had shown.

  2. ladytizzy says:

    What’s Lord Richard’s position on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s place in the Lords?

  3. Joseph St. Clair-Ford says:

    Has the committee been formally appointed yet? If so who is sitting on it? If not when is this due to happen?

    • Lord Norton says:

      Joseph St.Clair-Ford: The members to serve on the Joint Committee have now been nominated (though formal approval by both Houses has not yet been given). I am about to do a post on the membership.

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