Liberal Democrat Peers debate ‘active citizenship’

Liberal Democrats this week held a special debate in the House of Lords on ‘active citizenship’.

Lib Dem Peers, who have a wide range of experience in and expertise on the voluntary sector, spoke of the tension between the ‘big society’, envisaged by the Prime Minister, and the need for a state, which ensures the provision of . . . → Read More: Liberal Democrat Peers debate ‘active citizenship’

Tyler questions ‘retirement packages’ for Lords

Liberal Democrat Peer, Lord Tyler, this week used a House of Lords debate on mechanisms to enable Members to leave the House to question the idea that there should be ‘retirement packages’ for those who choose to go.

Speaking in the Lords he said, “Why should we now recompense people who, frankly, turn up only to draw . . . → Read More: Tyler questions ‘retirement packages’ for Lords

Voting System Bill should be developed not delayed

Liberal Democrat Peer, Lord Tyler, this week used a short House of Lords to emphasise that the AV referendum could and should go ahead on the 5th May unless significant changes were made to the specific part of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill that deals with that issue.

He highlighted the strong House of Commons . . . → Read More: Voting System Bill should be developed not delayed