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Quiz: the Lords and the law

Lord Norton

The Constitutional Reform Act 2005 excluded peers who were members of the Supreme Court from membership of the House for the period they held judicial office.  It also excluded peers who held other high judicial office.  Upon retirement, they resume their membership.  This quiz covers peers who have held judicial office.  As usual, the first…

Quiz: Reform of the House of Lords

Lord Norton

On Thursday, the House debated a report from the Labour Peers Working Group on Reform of the House of Lords.  You can read the debate here.  The quiz covers various reforms of the House.  The first reader to supply the correct answer will win one of my recent publications.  Jonathan, the winner of the last…

Return of the quiz

Lord Norton

A number of readers have lamented the absence in recent months of the quiz, so I thought I would reintroduce it, not least in the period of prorogation.  This time there is a difference in that there will be a tangible prize: a copy of my The Voice of the Backbenchers.  It will be winging…

Quiz: Same-sex marriage debate

Lord Norton

As debate in the House of Lords this week was dominated by the two-day debate on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, I thought this quiz might usefully focus on the debate and those who participated.  It was something of a marathon debate, with just over ninety speakers and a remarkable turnout on a free…

Quiz – female parliamentarians

Lord Norton

The number of women in the House of Lords has increased in recent years, not least on the cross-benches as a result of nominations by the Independent Appointments Commission.  However, the political parties have also nominated women peers, some of them drawn from the ranks of those who have distinguished themselves in the House of…