Lords’ Membership could grow beyond 1000 – Tyler

Commenting on the publication of the Government’s response to the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee Report, Lords Reform:  What next?, leading Lib Dem reformer Lord Tyler said:

“Whatever minor ‘tidying-up’ is enacted in this Parliament, serious reform of the Lords will loom large in Ministerial in-trays come June 2015.

 “Whenever a new Prime . . . → Read More: Lords’ Membership could grow beyond 1000 – Tyler

“Outrageous” cost of calling Government – TYLER

Lib Dem Peer Lord Tyler this week (Thursday) branded charges made for calls to government telephone numbers “outrageous”.  

Speaking in a debate about private companies making money from providing official services like passport applications and European Health Insurance Cards he asked if the responsible Minister was aware of occasions “when the Government make money out of . . . → Read More: “Outrageous” cost of calling Government – TYLER

Time to end ‘influence auction’ – Tyler

In light of today’s revelations about a £1.5m share donation to Labour, Constitutional Affairs Spokesperson Lord Tyler has called for an end to the ‘influence auction’ in politics.

Challenging Labour to co-operate with party funding reform, he said, in the Lords, “All three parties committed themselves to taking big money out of politics. Can he confirm that . . . → Read More: Time to end ‘influence auction’ – Tyler