Lords Reform update – Autumn 2008

So it’s finally happened.  The British Government published a White Paper earlier this year entitled An Elected Second Chamber.  It feels as though it might actually be Government policy to have one.  Yet there are a number of quite important issues yet to be pinned down.

First is the timescale, which seems to be strikingly unambitious.  Jack . . . → Read More: Lords Reform update – Autumn 2008

Lords Reform update – Spring 2008

As we enter another year, we approach another anniversary of the Parliament Act 1911.  Only three more years until a century will have passed since that hostage to fortune ‘[the Act] is intended to substitute for the House of Lords as it at present exists a Second Chamber constituted on a popular instead of hereditary basis, . . . → Read More: Lords Reform update – Spring 2008

Progress in sight on Lords Reform Bill

Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Constitutional Affairs, Lord Tyler, today (Friday) secured assurances from the government that a Bill could soon be brought forward to reform the House of Lords. 

In a debate on a Private Member’s Bill drafted to end hereditary Peers’ right to sit in the second chamber, Lord Hunt of Kings Heath – Constitutional . . . → Read More: Progress in sight on Lords Reform Bill