Lords Reform questions answered

Liberal Democrat Peer, Lord Tyler, has published a factual summary of the recommendations of the recent Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill.

As a member of the Committee, Lord Tyler took part in 30 meetings, which looked at all the issues around reform in detail. 

The Coalition Government’s Draft Bill and White Paper draws . . . → Read More: Lords Reform questions answered

Lords ‘emasculate’ reform to protect hereditary peers

Supporters of an all-appointed House of Lords suffered a major setback today, as Peers killed off the chances of a Bill to end the hereditary principle in Parliament.

Those opposed to electing the Lords had coalesced around a Bill introduced by former Liberal Leader, Lord Steel, which sought to stop any new hereditary peers coming into the . . . → Read More: Lords ‘emasculate’ reform to protect hereditary peers

2012 to be year of first ‘serious attempt’ at Lords Reform – Tyler

2012 will see the first serious attempt in a century to introduce elections to the House of Lords, Liberal Democrat Peer Lord Tyler predicted this week.

The 1911 Parliament Act, brought in by Asquith’s Liberal Government, was put in place said “it is intended to substitute for the House of Lords as it at present exists a . . . → Read More: 2012 to be year of first ‘serious attempt’ at Lords Reform – Tyler