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Has the Government mooted any changes for the Lords?  It seems to me that if they're going to copy the Australians on the AV-elected lower house, they could at least copy the (moderately) PR upper house, too.  
by FoolsErrand on Thu Sep 30th, 2010 at 11:05:08 AM EST
No legislation yet on House of Lords reform, but it is on the agenda for later in the Parliament.

There is a committee currently considering options for legislation. It is technically a cabinet committee, but it includes some Labour representatives. Possibly some consensus will emerge, but if not I think Clegg has the drive to impose something.

2011 might be a suitable year to finally sort out the House of Lords. It has only been 100 years since the preamble to the Parliament Act 1911 promised a permanent solution would be brought forward.

by Gary J on Fri Oct 1st, 2010 at 08:25:28 AM EST
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I have done some research. Clegg is hoping to have a bill ready in December, on House of Lords reform.
by Gary J on Fri Oct 1st, 2010 at 04:01:57 PM EST
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