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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
House of Lords Reform: Chronology 1900-2010
Published Thursday, July 21, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-025
This Library Note provides a chronology of key developments in the reform of the House of Lords since 1900.
House of Lords Reform Draft Bill
Published Friday, May 20, 2011 | Lords Library notes LLN-2011-018
This Library Note considers the Government’s white paper and draft Bill on House of Lords Reform.
Published Friday, August 20, 2010 | Lords Library notes LLN-2010-019
This House of Lords Library Note provides the text of selected
recent maiden speeches to illustrate the range of styles and
subjects covered by new Members in their first contribution in
the Chamber. It also includes an index of Members’ maiden
speeches in the Lords since 2006.
House of Lords reform 1997–2010: a chronology. LLN 2010/015
Published Monday, June 28, 2010 | Lords Library notes LLN-2010-015
House of Lords reform 1997–2010: a chronology
This House of Lords Library Note sets out in summary form the principal developments in House of Lords reform under the Labour Government of 1997–2010
Possible implications of House of Lords reform
Published Friday, June 25, 2010 | Lords Library notes LLN-2010-014
Possible Implications of House of Lords Reform:
The purpose of this House of Lords Library Note is to consider
the possible consequences of House of Lords reform. An
implicit assumption in the Note is that future proposals to reform the Lords will be based on a fully or mainly elected Second Chamber. The major focus of the Note concerns the impact of such reform upon the House itself, its relationship with the House of Commons and Government, but also with the electorate and society more generally.
Ceremonial in the House of Lords.
Published Friday, March 5, 2010 | Lords Library notes LLN-2010-007
Ceremonial in the House of Lords.
This Library Note focuses on the principal ceremonies that take place in the House of Lords, including the State Opening,
presenting the Speaker of the House of Commons, Royal Assent, prorogation and dissolution, and the Introduction of
peers. It also describes the role of Royal Commissions, the
roles of the Earl Marshal and the Lord Great Chamberlain, other notable ceremonies (the Lord Speaker’s Procession and
presentation of an Address to the Sovereign) and finally looks
at proposals for reform.
The Appellate Jurisdiction of the House of Lords (Updated November 2009).
Published Friday, November 20, 2009 | Lords Library notes LLN-2009-010
The Appellate Jurisdiction of the House of
Lords (Updated November 2009).
House of Lords Library Note 2009/010
From 1st October 2009 the appellate jurisdiction of the House of Lords was transferred to the Supreme Court of the United
Kingdom under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005. This
Library Note gives an account of the history of the appellate
jurisdiction, its functioning in practice and describes the