Self regulation: update

Lord Tyler

The Government once again ‘pulled’ the Lords’ scheduled discussion of the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill yesterday.  Peers were not amused, as the exchanges with Lord Strathclyde showed.

The Leader of the House appeared to say that we were not permitted to discuss our scheduled business until the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister had had time to meet.  So is our business self-regulated, by the House, or by No 10 and the Cabinet Office?

6 comments for “Self regulation: update

  1. maude elwes
    06/11/2012 at 12:42 pm

    @Lord Tyler:

    If you dig deep you will find you are regulated by the USA and what tune they are calling for you to dance to.

    Time to wake up and smell the coffee.

  2. Rich
    06/11/2012 at 12:42 pm

    I’m a bit confused. I thought self-regulation was a contrast to the Commons, where the Speaker keeps order (including ruling amendments in or out of order) and recognises MPs in debate. In both places, the question of what business is before the House is (with some exceptions) for the Government. Isn’t it? If the Minister does not move the relevant motion when it is reached on the Order Paper (itself crafted by the Government), isn’t that outside the concept of self-regulation?

  3. gareth Howell
    06/11/2012 at 2:14 pm

    I was about to make a smart remark and then saw that little word of inspiration from Maude! It is of course perfectly accurate in this globalist world. US citizens are superior citizens, when they are abroad.

    Noble lord Tyler, is with respect, a very charming idealist! The peers’ house is a lost cause except for one thing, the profit,
    and its clubbability.

    This wi-fi is very useful.I am at the cinema, but listening to flashman’s memoirs first.
    What is there about the hofL??

    lord Blagger please!

  4. Tory boy
    06/11/2012 at 9:39 pm

    I think Rich hits the nail on the head. This whole debate is about the govt programming its business, the word govt gives it away. If these supposed 4 noble lords are so jolly cleaver why don’t they go away and bring back an amendment which is in order. It is strongly against precedent of the house, for peers to go against the advice of the Clerk of Parliament. Baroness Royall the Labour leader has got this call,like many others totally wrong.

  5. MilesJSD
    07/11/2012 at 6:27 pm

    What chance the Sovereign Democratic People get a seat at this “Regulation” and “Self-Regulation” table ?

  6. Nazma FOURRE
    13/11/2012 at 10:47 pm

    Dear Lord Tyler,
    No one can dictate the regulations of the House of Lords, save the members of the House of the Lords themselves. If proper organisation has been well structured and framed , the house of lords will have been properly organised and be on its own, not been dictated.
    I suggest,dear Lord Tyler the appointment of “Junior Lords” to handle administrative matters helping the lords to reorganise the House of Lords.
    I trust you do the needful to appoint “junior Lords”,belonging not only to the common wealth countries, but also coming from European Countries.I do strongly think that you have all the potential qualities to be the Lord chancellor.
    God bless the United Kingdom.God save the Queen and the Lords.
    Nazma FOURRE

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