COMMONS

Proposed candidate for Chair of Lords Appointments Commission questioned

16 July 2013

The Committee will hold a pre-appointment hearing with the Government’s preferred candidate, Professor the Lord Kakkar, for the post of Chair of the Lords Appointment Commission

Date and time: Thursday 18 July 2013 at 10.00 am
Place: Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Witness:

At 10.00 am:

  • Professor the Lord Kakkar

Lords Appointment Commission

The Commission's role is to select new independent members of the House of Lords and to vet party-political nominations put forward by the political parties. It selects independent members on merit and on their commitment to the work of the House of Lords, in scrutinising legislation, sitting on committees and participating in debates. Its purpose is to add to the breadth of expertise and experience that already exists within the House and to ensure that the House of Lords represents the diversity of the people of the UK. Given the current discussions about House of Lords reform, the Prime Minister has asked that the Commission put forward no more than two recommendations for appointment over the course of a year.

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