House of Lords Appointments Commission
Published Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | Lords Library notes LLN-2012-016
This Library Note provides background information on the House of Lords Appointments Commission, with emphasis on recent proposals to reform the Commission and proposals to place it on a statutory footing.
Joint Committee Report on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill: Reaction
Published Friday, April 27, 2012 | Lords Library notes LLN-2012-015
This Library Note outlines the reaction from a range of commentators and organisations to the publication of the report of the Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill. It takes as its starting point the publication of the report on 23 April 2012 and does not include any commentary which pre-dates this report.
Bibliography on Lords Reform
Published Thursday, April 26, 2012 | Lords Library notes LLN-2012-014
This Library Note summarises a selection of the literature published on the subject of Lords reform. It begins with broader material covering the subject as a whole, before focusing on more specific themes, including powers, composition, remuneration, and the relationship between the two Houses.
Budget 2012: Reaction
Published Thursday, March 22, 2012 | Lords Library notes LLN-2012-011
This Library Note summarises reaction to the 2012 Budget Statement from a range of commentators and organisations.
Work of the House of Lords: Statistics
Published Friday, March 16, 2012 | Lords Library notes LLN-2012-009
This House of Lords Library Note presents statistics from a variety of sources on the work of the House. Included are figures on membership, attendance, sitting days, length of sittings, non-legislative business, Bills and divisions.
Debate on 16 March: Recent Developments in the Middle East
Published Monday, March 12, 2012 | Lords Library notes LLN-2012-008
This Library Note provides a brief summary of recent developments in Egypt, Iran, Israel/Palestine, Libya and Syria, as well as a table of statistical information covering the whole of the Middle East and North Africa.
Regional Representation in the House of Lords
Published Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | Lords Library notes LLN-2012-007
This Library Note provides statistics about the connections members of the House of Lords have with the regions and nations of the United Kingdom.
The European Union Today
Published Thursday, February 9, 2012 | Lords Library notes LLN-2012-003
This Lords Library briefing has been temporarily withdrawn. It will be available again shortly.
Question for Short Debate on 8 February: Blockade of Gaza
Published Friday, February 3, 2012 | Lords Library notes LLN-2012-002
This Library Note provides an overview of the blockade of Gaza by the Government of Israel, including its history, attempts to bypass the blockade and recent developments. It then examines the impact of the blockade on the humanitarian situation in Gaza, and finally the response of the British Government.
Question for Short Debate on 2 February: Human Trafficking
Published Monday, January 23, 2012 | Lords Library notes LLN-2012-001
This Lords Library Note provides definitions of human trafficking, statistics on its incidence, and an outline of domestic and international policy to combat the problem.
House of Lords: Expense Allowances and Costs
Published Wednesday, December 14, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2010-018
This House of Lords Library Note looks at the expense allowances that Peers have been able to claim since 1946. In
particular, a chronology of key debates and motions is provided, as is a summary table of expense allowances. The second part of this Note provides a series of figures on the cost of the House of Lords since the Life Peerages Act 1958.
Financial Support for Members of the House of Lords
Published Wednesday, December 14, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-039
This Library Note outlines the development of expense allowances payable to members of the House of Lords, and provides statistics on their rates and overall cost.
Debate on 1 December: International Development Policy and the Situation of Dalits
Published Monday, November 28, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-037
This Library Note provides an overview of the situation of Dalits in South Asia and looks at the issue of caste-based discrimination in India. It also examines the Government’s international development policy for India, currently the largest recipient of UK development aid.
House of Lords: Religious Representation
Published Friday, November 25, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-036
This Library Note considers the current role of the Bishops in the House of Lords, and religious representation in the House generally in the context of the Government’s proposals for reform.