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House of Lords

Committees

House of Lords Reform Committee Principle terms of reference. This was appointed in July 2002

House of Lords Appointments Commission Appointment of non-party political members to the House of Lords

Joint Committee on the House of Lords Reform Reports and Publications

House of Lords Select Committee on the Speakership of the House

White Papers, Research Papers, Consultation Papers, Command Papers and Reports

House of Commons House of Lords Bill: Lords Reform and wider constitutional reform Bill 34 of 1998/99, Research Paper 99/7

Office of the Prime Minister Modernising Parliament: Reforming the House of Lords, Government White Paper, December 1998

House of Commons The House of Lords bill: Lords reform and wider constitutional reform, House of Commons Research Paper, January 1999

Royal Commission on the Reform of the House of Lords A House for the Future, January 2000

Committee on Standards in Public Life Seventh Report: Standards of Conduct in the House of Lords, November 2000

Department of Constitutional Affairs The House of Lords: Completing the Reform, Government White Paper, December 2001

Department for Constitutional Affairs Constitutional Affairs: Next Steps for the House of Lords, Consultation Paper, September 2003

Cabinet Office Review of the Honours System. This review has not yet finished its work (March 2004)

House of Commons Standing Note SN/PC/2832. Appointment of Life Peers, p. 10 para F

Department for Constitutional Affairs Constitutional Reform: next steps for the House of Lords: Summary of Responses to Consultation, Consultation Paper, April 2004

Comment and Criticism

UCL Constitution Unit Constitutional Update: House of Lords reform since June 2001-2005

UCL Constitution Unit Constitutional Update: House of Lords Reform, 1997-2001

Hereditary Peers Association Letter regarding the ECHR law-suit launched by peers excluded by the House of Lords Act 1999, December 2003

Electoral Reform Society Submission to the Royal Commission on Lords Reform, April 1999

Electoral Reform Society Making the Lords Representative: Response to 'Completing the Reform', the Government's White Paper on Lords reform, Parliamentary Briefing, January 2002

Lord Chancellor/Speaker-ship of the House of Lords

Department for Constitutional Affairs Constitutional Reform: reforming the office of the Lord Chancellor, Consultation Paper, September 2003

House of Lords Select Committee on the Speakership of the House of Lords The Speakership of the House of Lords, November, 2003

Lord Falconer of Thoroton Written Evidence to the House of Lords Committee on the Constitutional Reform Bill, April 2004

Comment

JUSTICE Reform of the Lord Chancellor's Department, Briefing Paper, June 2003

Electoral Reform Society

Making the Lords Representative Government White Paper

Reform of the House of Lords Submission to the Royal Commission

Earlier Legislation

Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876 (re Life Peerages)

Parliament Act 1911

Parliament Act 1949

Home and the Peerage Act 1963 (re Disclaiming: Lord Stansgate/Benn

Life Peerages Act 1958

New Legislation

Constitutional Reform Bill

House of Lords Act 1999