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House of Lords Reform (No 2) Bill (HL Bill 92 of 2013–14)

Published Friday, March 7, 2014

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.

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This Note provides background reading on the Bill, which is due to have its second reading in the House of Lords on 28 March 2014. It outlines the key provisions of the Bill, and provides a brief overview of the recent debates and proposals on reforming the House of Lords. It then provides a short summary of the proceedings at second reading and committee stage in the House of Commons, and examines the debate at report stage in further detail, focussing on a selection of the amendments which were debated. Finally, it provides a brief summary of the debate at third reading.

Lords Library notes LLN-2014-009

Author: Sarah Tudor

Topics: House of Lords, Members of the Lords, Parliament

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