Political and Constitutional Reform - Ninth Report
House of Lords reform: what next ?

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 10 October 2013.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

2 No longer replacing hereditary peers in the House of Lords when they die

3 Removing persistent non-attendees

4 A moratorium on new peers

5 Fixed-term appointments for new peers

6 The introduction of a retirement age

7 Voluntary retirement

8 Expelling peers convicted of a serious offence

9 The desirability, composition and remit of a Statutory Appointments Commission

10 Determining the relative numerical strengths of party groups in the House of Lords

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1

Formal Minutes


List of written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and written evidence

Thursday 6 June 2013: Rt Hon Lord Steel of Aikwood and Rt Hon Baroness Hayman

Thursday 13 June 2013: The Rt Hon the Lord Goodlad, Professor The Lord Norton of Louth, Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield and Lord Tyler

Thursday 27 June 2013: Dr Meg Russell, University College London, Dr Stephen Barber, London South Bank University and Dr Chris Ballinger, Oxford University Ev 28Lord Jay of Ewelme

Thursday 4 July 2013: David Beamish, Clerk of the Parliaments; Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Wirral, Rt Hon Lord Richard and Lord Cormack

Additional written evidence

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