Progress on donation and spending caps urgent

Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesman, Lord Tyler, led a short debate on party funding in the House of Lords this morning (Thursday).The Committee on Standards in Public Life is presently examining this issue, and will report in the Spring.

Speaking in the House of Lords, Lord Tyler said, “there was a strong degree of consensus across the . . . → Read More: Progress on donation and spending caps urgent

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