Debate on 21 June: Economic Growth Strategy
Published Friday, June 15, 2012 | Lords Library notes LLN-2012-025
This Library Note provides background reading in advance of the debate in the House of Lords on 21 June on the Government’s growth strategy for the UK economy, summarising the measures so far announced by the Government and commentary on these measures and the UK economic situation from a range of commentators and observers.
Justice and Security Bill [HL] (HL Bill 27 of 2012–13)
Published Thursday, June 14, 2012 | Lords Library notes LLN-2012-024
This Library Note provides background reading in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Justice and Security Bill on 19 June 2012.
Crime and Courts Bill (HL Bill 4 of 2012–13)
Published Thursday, May 24, 2012 | Lords Library notes LLN-2012-020
The Crime and Courts Bill would establish a new National Crime Agency to combat organised crime, and contains provisions for reforms of the courts system (including judicial appointments and to allow broadcasting of certain court proceedings) as well as provisions on immigration, drug driving and community sentencing. This Library Note provides background reading in advance of the Bill’s second reading in the House of Lords.
House of Lords: Ministers
Published Monday, May 14, 2012 | Lords Library notes LLN-2012-018
This Library Note looks at the role of Ministers in the House of Lords in the context of current proposals for reform of the House.
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.