Tag Archive for Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill

Unchartered Territory in the Lords (continued)

Lord Soley

This Blog is not designed for party political battles although that inevitably influences some of the comments. Lord Tyler indicates in his post below that he feels very strongly that Labour was just being difficult for the sake of it. He was a very effective and vocal member in opposition both in the Commons and…

More heat than light

Lord Norton

I did a few posts on my blog during the night as the marathon sitting on the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill  was under way.  The House sat from 2.30 p.m. yesterday to 12.53 today (Tuesday) and at one point took the exceptional step of passing a closure motion to bring debate on one amendment…

Is today yesterday?

lordknight

It is 1.50am.  I am in my Lords office waiting to speak to my amendment to the Parliamentary Voting and Constituencies Bill which tries to link the decision on the number of MPs with the number of Lords.  This is my own attempt to get some big picture coherence on constitutional reform. The signs are…

Uncharted Territory for the Lords

Lord Soley

 Rumours began to circulate last week that the Government was going to introduce a guillotine on House of Lords business for the first time in its history. I still don’t know how serious or real the threat was but it is now virtually certain that they will force through a constitutional Bill (the Parliamentary Voting…

Time for a break

Lord Norton

The Commons rose yesterday for Christmas and the Lords rise today.  MPs and peers are decanting Westminster as quickly as they can, a combination of a desire to get away and to get home before the weather gets any worse.  My attachment to the place is such that I am never in any hurry to…