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Quiz: who is not in the Lords

Lord Norton

There are certain office holders who, on completion of office, are usually offered peerages.   However, with one or two exceptions, such as former Prime Ministers, the offer is not guaranteed.   Most former Cabinet ministers are usually offered peerages, but not all have been, or not all have accepted.   There are several recent examples of former Cabinet…

Quiz: security services and the police

Lord Norton

‘Good evening Mr Bond’.  Given the participation of James Bond, and the Queen, in the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games, I thought it appropriate for this quiz to focus on members of Her Majesty’s security services, as well as the police, who have been made members of the House of Lords.  The most high…

Quiz: Women and the House of Lords

Lord Norton

This week’s quiz focuses on women and the House of Lords.  As regular readers will know, women were first admitted to the House of Lords in 1958 under the Life Peerages Act passed in that year.  Women now comprise 22 per cent of the membership (the same proportion as in the Commons, where women were first…

Quiz – accountants and engineers

Lord Norton

I was recently discussing with a colleague in the House – an accountant by background – how many accountans and engineers we had in the House.  I thought it would make the basis for the quiz.  All the questions relate to current members of the House of Lords.  As usual, the first two readers to…

Jubilee Quiz

Lord Norton

I fear that for the past month I have been engaged in a constant process of marking, so had little time to contribute to the blog as often as I would wish.  I thought I would catch up with a quiz that focuses on the relationship or links between the Crown and Parliament.   As usual, the…