Lords Reform update – Spring 2009

If the pace of reform of the Lords had quickened as much as the need has intensified, I would by now be out of a job.  We would have elected Senators.  Their pay and expenses would be transparent, and the codes of conduct to which they were expected to adhere would be clear, firm and enforceable.  . . . → Read More: Lords Reform update – Spring 2009

BILL TO FULFIL BROWN’S PROMISE: “POWER TO PARLIAMENT AND THE PEOPLE”

As G20 demonstrators prepare to gather in London, a Liberal Democrat Peer is to introduce legislation in the House of Lords to abolish the special protections from protest offered to politicians and civil servants.

Twenty months after the Prime Minister told the House of Commons of his ambition to “agree a new British constitutional settlement that entrusts . . . → Read More: BILL TO FULFIL BROWN’S PROMISE: “POWER TO PARLIAMENT AND THE PEOPLE”

STEEL BILL A STEPPING STONE TO REAL REFORM

Proposals to make minor changes to the composition and rules of the House of Lords were a step in the right direction but not the complete reform package promised in successive election manifestos, Liberal Democrat spokesman Lord Tyler said today (Friday).

Speaking in the House of Lords on former Liberal Leader, David Steel’s Bill, Lord Tyler said . . . → Read More: STEEL BILL A STEPPING STONE TO REAL REFORM