Tag Archive for White Paper

White Paper and Draft Bill

Lord Norton

The Govermment’s White Paper and House of Lords Reform Draft Bill got a poor reception in both Houses.  The media have been underwhelmed by the Government’s proposals and decided that they did not really merit being treated as headline news.  This is hardly surprising given that the White Paper really added little to what had…

Call that a White Paper?

Lord Norton

The White Paper on Lords reform appears to have been received with indifference, buried away on the inside pages of the broadsheets and treated as a second-order item by BBC News Online.  Even ministers apparently had lost interest before it had even been published.  It is not difficult to see why. As I anticipated, it…

Lords reform White Paper

Lord Norton

The Government White Paper on Lords reform is expected to be published tomorrow (Monday).   I and others will have the opportunity to comment further once it is published, but here are a few questions to bear in mind when you see the details: To what extent does the White Paper actually provide an intellectually coherent case for change as opposed…

Lords reform

Lord Norton

The Sunday Times yesterday carried a leak as to one of the recommendations that will be appearing in the Government White Paper on Lords reform: provision for a recall election for elected members of the upper house. The proposal rather reflects the muddled thinking that has underpinned work on the White Paper.  The idea is to…