Submitted on Tuesday 2nd August 2011
Published on Friday 5th August 2011
Current status: Closed
Closed: Sunday 5th August 2012
A reformed House of Lords, 40% of whom are elected by electors and a third nominated by political leaders and the other third for their expertise
Should a reformed House of Lords to be wholly elected, rather than nominated peerage for life and uncountable? Members of the House of Lords who are not elected and do not need to account to anyone for life! This means that anyone can be nominated by the PM to the House of Lords (for life) and can become a senior or junior Government Minister. How about a reformed House of Lords having reduced members (say fixed at 400), 40% of whom are elected by electors and a third nominated by political leaders and the other third by nominated by a panel for their specific expertise and experience. The reformed House of Lords should still be able to suggest amendments to a Bill (i.e. before receiving the Royal Accent to become an Act of Parliament). The Parliament Act should still apply to a reformed House of Lords. Under the Parliament Act, the House of Lords got eventually (after the second reading) give in to the will of the House of Commons.
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