Infrastructure Bill [HL] (HL Bill 2 of 2014–15)
Published Friday, June 13, 2014 | Lords Library notes LLN-2014-018
The Infrastructure Bill makes provision for the Government’s proposals to fund, plan, manage and maintain the UK’s national infrastructure.
Membership of the House of Lords: Ethnicity, Religion and Disability
Published Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Lords Library notes LLN-2014-017
Members of the House of Lords are not required to provide information about their ethnicity, religious beliefs or any disabilities they may have. However, there is continued interest in the representativeness of the House, as currently composed. This Library Note provides background information on this subject: it summarises existing research on the representation in the House of Lords of minority ethnic groups, religions and disability, and sets out some of the challenges in collecting and interpreting this information.
Hereditary Peers in the House of Lords Since 1999
Published Thursday, March 27, 2014 | Lords Library notes LLN-2014-014
The House of Lords Act 1999 ended the centuries-old linkage between the hereditary peerage and membership of the House of Lords. The majority of hereditary Peers left the House of Lords in November 1999, but under a compromise arrangement, 92 of their number, known as ‘excepted’ hereditary Peers still sit in the House today.
Budget 2014: Reaction
Published Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Lords Library notes LLN-2014-012
This Library Note provides a brief summary of the key measures announced on 19 March 2014 in the Chancellor’s Budget Statement.
Debate on 20 March: The Level of Employment in the United Kingdom
Published Monday, March 17, 2014 | Lords Library notes LLN-2014-011
This House of Lords Library Note provides background information to employment figures in the United Kingdom, including how they are defined and some of the economic theories surrounding their levels.
Published Monday, March 10, 2014 | Lords Library notes LLN-2014-010
This Library Note looks at bicameral legislatures in other parts of the world and provides an overview of some of the features of other second chambers, and how these compare to the current House of Lords.
House of Lords Reform (No 2) Bill (HL Bill 92 of 2013–14)
Published Friday, March 7, 2014 | Lords Library notes LLN-2014-009
The House of Lords Reform (No 2) Bill is a private members’ bill, which was introduced into the House of Commons on 19 June 2013. The Bill makes provision for retirement from the House of Lords, and for the expulsion of Members of the House of Lords in specified circumstances.
Debate on 27 February: Syria and the Middle East
Published Thursday, February 13, 2014 | Lords Library notes LLN-2014-006
This Library Note provides background reading in advance of the debate in the House of Lords on 27 February 2014 on recent developments in Syria and the Middle East.
Regional Representation in the House of Lords
Published Monday, February 10, 2014 | Lords Library notes LLN-2014-005
This Library Note provides statistics relating to the regions of the UK with which current Members of the House of Lords have connections.
Immigration Bill (HL Bill 84 of 2013–14)
Published Thursday, February 6, 2014 | Lords Library notes LLN-2014-004
This Library Note provides information on the Immigration Bill, which is due for second reading in the House of Lords on 10 February 2014.
Published Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | Lords Library notes LLN-2014-002
The Water Bill would introduce greater competition in the water sector by allowing non-household customers to switch their water and sewerage supplier (retail competition) and by allowing new entrants to the water market to provide new sources of water or sewerage treatment services (upstream competition).
Defence Reform Bill
Published Friday, December 6, 2013 | Lords Library notes LLN-2013-038
This Note provides background information on the Defence Reform Bill, which is due to have its second reading in the House of Lords on 10 December 2013.
Pensions Bill (HL Bill 55 of 2013-14)
Published Tuesday, November 26, 2013 | Lords Library notes LLN-2013-037
This Note provides background reading on the Pensions Bill, which is due to have its second reading in the House of Lords on 3 December 2013.
Debate on 28 November: Policing
Published Monday, November 25, 2013 | Lords Library notes LLN-2013-036
This Library Note provides background reading for the debate to be held on Thursday, 28 November 2013 to “take note of public trust in the police and its role in effective policing, and the system for investigating complaints into police conduct”.
Debate on 28 November: Broadcast Media
Published Friday, November 22, 2013 | Lords Library notes LLN-2013-035
This Library Note provides background reading for the debate on the contribution of broadcast media to the UK economy.