Ban Byers’ revolving door – Tyler

Government Minister Lord Adonis has admitted, in the wake of the Stephen Byers affair, that the rules governing ex-Ministers who take on lobbying jobs should be reviewed.

Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesman, Lord Tyler, demanded an end to the ‘revolving door’ through which former Ministers and senior civil servants have been able to pick up lucrative retainers, . . . → Read More: Ban Byers’ revolving door – Tyler

89 WASTED WEEKS

The Government have ‘pontificated and procrastinated’ for 89 weeks, since publishing draft cross-party proposals for reform of the House of Lords, Liberal Democrat spokesman, Paul Tyler, said this week.

Challenging the Justice Minister, Lord Bach, he said, “There was cross-party agreement in the group that led to the 2008 White Paper on this issue. Does he . . . → Read More: 89 WASTED WEEKS

ELECTORAL REFORM: ARE THEY SERIOUS?

Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesman, Lord Tyler, today (Wednesday) challenged Ministers to fulfil their 1997 commitment to a referendum on a proportional Electoral system.

In a mini House of Lords debate, the former Shadow Leader of the Commons asked when the promise would be kept and why Gordon Brown had refused to make progress for want of . . . → Read More: ELECTORAL REFORM: ARE THEY SERIOUS?