Peerage Act 1963

62137Further to my earlier post on the passage of the Peerage Act 1963, readers may be interested in the BBC report and more especially the short film on the events leading up to the Act and its consequences.  It can be seen here.

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About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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2 Responses to Peerage Act 1963

  1. Jonathan says:

    “If he wants to be an ordinary person, I don’t see why he shouldn’t be.” Don’t you just love it, although I suspect few today would consider an MP to be an ordinary person.

    When they explain that hereditary peers no longer have to disclaim their titles in order to sit in the Commons, they show a brief clip of John Thurso MP in the chamber, but there is no caption to explain who he is, or why they chose to show a clip of an almost empty House of Commons!

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