Draft House of Lords Reform Bill - Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill Contents

The Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill

The Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill was appointed by the House of Commons on 23 June 2011 and by the House of Lords on 6 July 2011 to examine the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill and report to both Houses by 27 March 2012. It has now completed its work.

Baroness Andrews Gavin Barwell MP
Bishop of Leicester Mr Tom Clarke MP
Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield Ann Coffey MP
Lord Norton of Louth Bill Esterson MP
Lord Richard (Chair) Oliver Heald MP
Lord Rooker Tristram Hunt MP
Baroness Scott of Needham Market Mrs Eleanor Laing MP
Baroness Shephard of Northwold Dr William McCrea MP
Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Dr Daniel Poulter MP
Lord Trefgarne Laura Sandys MP
Lord Trimble John Stevenson MP
Lord Tyler John Thurso MP
Baroness Young of Hornsey Malcolm Wicks MP


The Committee has the power to require the submission of written evidence and documents, to examine witnesses, to meet at any time (except when Parliament is prorogued or dissolved), to adjourn from place to place, to appoint specialist advisers, and to make Reports to both Houses. The Lords Committee has power to agree with the Commons in the appointment of a Chairman.


The Report and evidence of the Joint Committee is published by The Stationery Office by Order of the two Houses. All publications of the Committee (including press notices) are on the internet at http://www.parliament.uk/lords-reform

Committee staff

The staff of the Committee were: Rhodri Walters (Lords Principal Clerk), Liam Laurence Smyth (Commons Principal Clerk), Eve Samson, and Eliot Wilson (Commons Clerks), Nicolas Besly, Antony Willott, and Ian Cruse (Lords Clerks), Christine McGrane, Committee Assistant, Melanie Moore, Committee Assistant, and David Burrell, Committee Support Assistant.


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill, Journal Office, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 6614; the Committee's email address is draftlordsreformbill@parliament.uk

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Prepared 23 April 2012