GOVERNMENT SILENT ON REFORM BILL FATE – TYLER

Labour appear to have given up on their Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill, according to Liberal Democrat spokesman, Lord Tyler.

The House of Lords held a special debate on electoral systems this week, but Ministers remained silent when challenged on the future of the legislation.

Speaking in the chamber, Lord Tyler said: “Where has the Constitutional Reform . . . → Read More: GOVERNMENT SILENT ON REFORM BILL FATE – TYLER

MANDELSON COULD FACE ‘DE FACTO DEPUTY PM’ QUESTION TIME IN LORDS

The House of Lords agreed this afternoon (Tuesday) to introduce a special question time session for Lord Mandelson, who is First Secretary of State.

Lib Dem Peer Lord Tyler asked the Lord Brabazon of Tara, who is in charge of House procedure as Chairman of Committees, to confirm that the regular question time sessions – to start . . . → Read More: MANDELSON COULD FACE ‘DE FACTO DEPUTY PM’ QUESTION TIME IN LORDS

PEERS TO SET OWN PAY?

Neither Labour nor the Conservatives have yet given up on parliamentarians setting their own pay and allowances, according to Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesman, Lord Tyler.

The Lib Dem Peer was stonewalled by Ministers and Conservatives this week, when he asked how the Government would implement the Senior Salary Review Body’s (SSRB) recommendation that the new Independent . . . → Read More: PEERS TO SET OWN PAY?