• Halsbury's Law Exchange - House of Lords reform – time for evolution rather than revolution?

    Author(s):
    James Hand (see profile)
    Date:
    2013
    Subject(s):
    Law
    Item Type:
    Blog Post
    Tag(s):
    Parliament, legislature
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/mjf1-h462
    Abstract:
    When the House of Lords returns from recess in October, they will begin to welcome the 30 new peers announced at the beginning of August, compounding fears of a ballooning house. Among the Bills to be scrutinised are three PMBs suggesting limited and/or discriminatory reform of the upper chamber. This blog post considers these Bills, the problem of an increasingly large house and suggests a small amendment to the more likely Bills which would secure a full but evolutionary reform which meets the stated aims of most sides and concludes what the House of Lords Act 1999 began.
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