Tag Archive for Lord Strathclyde

Strathclyde Review under scrutiny…

Lord Norton

At the end of last year, Lord Strathclyde, the former Leader of the House, of Lords, undertook a review, at the behest of the Prime Minister, of how the House deals with secondary legislation.  The review was prompted by the House not approving (though it did not reject) the tax credit regulations.  The review was published in December. …

The cost of an elected House

Lord Norton

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in the House of Commons on Tuesday: “Mr James Clappison (Hertsmere) (Con): Does the Deputy Prime Minister think that the proposed new House of Lords will cost more or less than the existing one? The Deputy Prime Minister: We want to reduce the number of people in the reformed House…

Trouble in the Lords

Lord Soley

Last nights debate underlines my concerns about the governments proposal to arbitrarily reduce the number of MP’s without cross Party support and without reducing the number of Ministers. The following link will take you to Lord Strathclyde’s speech saying the government are not prepared to commit to a reduction of Ministers – so the power…

Peers’ expenses

Lord Norton

Over the past two years, the problems of parliamentary expenses have tended to be dominated by stories affecting the House of Commons.  The Daily Telegraph was at the forefront of revealing claims made by MPs.  However, The Sunday Times identified problems with peers’ expenses and this acted as a wake-up call to the House.  Since…