Tag Archives: House of Lords Reform Act 2014

Making progress on reform

The House on Tuesday debated four motions relating to reform of the Lords.  The lead motion was moved by the Leader of the House, Baroness Stowell, recognising the case for incremental reform in dealing with the size of the House.  … Continue reading

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Does size matter?

A total of 45 new peerages were announced today.  As it is a dissolution honours list, it is not surprising that it is notable for the number of former MPs included, not least those who have served in Cabinet, such … Continue reading

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Public office, private conduct

The allegations against Lord Sewel have generated significant media interest in the House of Lords.  This has encompassed exploring the role and functions of the House.  Much of the coverage reveals notable ignorance about the House and, in the case of … Continue reading

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Achieving change in the Lords

The final legislative business of the House of Lords last Thursday, prior to prorogation, was Royal Assent to several Bills.  These included what is now the House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Act.  This gives the House the power to expel … Continue reading

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The power to expel

The House sits on various Fridays to consider Private Members’ Bill.  On 24 October, the third and final Bill under consideration was Baroness Hayman’s House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspensions) Bill.  It is a modest measure to give the House … Continue reading

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