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House of Lords Appointments Commission

Published Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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.

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This Library Note provides background information about the House of Lords Appointments Commission. It outlines the establishment of the Commission in 2000 and examines proposals for its reform, particularly those relating to placing the Commission on a statutory footing. The Note also details proposals made in the Government’s House of Lords Reform Draft Bill, published in May 2011, and examines written and oral submissions to the Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill. Finally, the Note examines the recommendations made by the Joint Committee in its April 2012 report.

Lords Library notes LLN-2012-016

Author: Heather Evennett

Topics: House of Lords, Members of the Lords

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