Posts tagged ‘House of Lords’

Peers mark the end of an era as Law Lords depart for Supreme Court

The House of Lords has paid tribute to the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary ahead of the formation of the new Supreme Court.

Continue Reading July 28, 2009 at 12:46 am Leave a comment

Lord Waddington defends freedom of speech amendment to gay hate law

A former Home Secretary has convinced the House of Lords to reject an attempt to remove his amendment to a law protecting gay people.

Continue Reading July 10, 2009 at 2:57 pm Leave a comment

MPs should be cut to 250 and paid £30,000 a year says UKIP peer

A member of the House of Lords has made a series of eye-catching proposals on constitutional reform.

Continue Reading July 7, 2009 at 1:44 pm 1 comment

EDM of the week: MPs dismayed by “spiteful slur” against former Speaker

Sixteen MPs have signed an Early Day Motion condemning the Chairman of the Lords Appointment Committee.

Continue Reading July 3, 2009 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

Glenys Kinnock takes her seat in the House of Lords

Former MEP Glenys Kinnock took her place in the House of Lords today. Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead joins her husband Neil, former leader of the Labour party and European Commission, in the upper house.

Continue Reading July 1, 2009 at 9:23 pm Leave a comment

Lords concerned that finance bill may put pensions savings at risk

The House of Lords Committee on the Finance Bill has said that proposed restrictions to relief for pensions contributions risk damaging pensions savings.

Continue Reading June 25, 2009 at 3:04 pm 3 comments

Bishop of Wakefield takes his seat in the Lords

The newest member of the Lords Spiritual was introduced to the House yesterday.

Continue Reading June 23, 2009 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

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