STEEL BILL A STEPPING STONE TO REAL REFORM

Proposals to make minor changes to the composition and rules of the House of Lords were a step in the right direction but not the complete reform package promised in successive election manifestos, Liberal Democrat spokesman Lord Tyler said today (Friday).

Speaking in the House of Lords on former Liberal Leader, David Steel’s Bill, Lord Tyler said . . . → Read More: STEEL BILL A STEPPING STONE TO REAL REFORM

RDA ‘SPENDTHRIFT WHITE ELEPHANT’ – TYLER

£706,000 was spent by the South West RDA over two years on ‘communications’, the House of Lords heard yesterday (Wednesday).

Former North Cornwall MP, Lord Tyler, asked why SWRDA needed to spend so much on spin, when the North West region is able to get by on £20,000 over thee same period.

Speaking in the House of Lords, . . . → Read More: RDA ‘SPENDTHRIFT WHITE ELEPHANT’ – TYLER

TORIES STEP BACK FROM DEMOCRACY

The Conservative Party signalled a step back from its commitment to democracy in the House of Lords today (Tuesday), during a question on reform.

The mini-debate saw Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Constitutional Affairs, Lord Tyler, call for the Government to resist ‘timid and temporary tinkering’ in favour of fundamental reform of the second chamber. “The . . . → Read More: TORIES STEP BACK FROM DEMOCRACY