Tag Archive for Steel Bill

Consensus on Lords Reform!

Lord Tyler

It is so rare that the words “consensus” and “Lords reform” appear in the same sentence that I must report immediately on a very informative discussion in a House committee room on Tuesday evening. Billed as “The Steel Bill and Beyond “ this featured first a dialogue between Dr Meg Russell (of the Constitution Unit…

Making progress on the Byles Bill

Lord Norton

Yesterday (Friday), the House gave an unopposed Second Reading to the House of Lords Reform (No. 2) Bill.  You can read the debate here. The Bill has already been taken through the House of Commons by Dan Byles and was introduced in the Lords by Lord Steel.  The Bill is a shortened version of the…

Making progress

Lord Norton

On Friday, the House was sitting and we had the Report stage of the Steel Bill.  Some peers were opposed to some of its provisions (the Opposition did not want to put the Appointments Commission on a statutory basis and some hereditary peers opposed abolishing the by-election provision), so in order to make progress – there were…