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?

BROWN RETREATS ON REFORM

Gordon Brown appeared to back away from his commitment to a referendum on electoral reform today (Thursday) as his Minister in the Lords refused to confirm that there would be legislation in this Parliament.

In a special House of Lords debate called by Liberal Democrat Peers, the party’s Constitutional Affairs spokesman, Lord Tyler challenged Justice Minister Lord . . . → Read More: BROWN RETREATS ON REFORM