Thursday, January 29, 2009

Paul Tyler: Lords reforms were recommended 10 years ago

Jim Packard writes on the Financial Times Westminster blog:

Lord Tyler, the excellent Lib Dem peer, tells me that he sat on a committee in 1999 (including various law Lords and others) which decided that there was an urgent need forstronger rules to suspend misbehaving Lords. Somewhere along the line it was kicked into the long grass.

“The committee sat for eighteen months,” he says with a sigh.

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