Lords Reform Committee takes evidence from former ministers

05 December 2011

The Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill hears from Lord Adonis, former Secretary of State for Transport, and Lord Carter of Barnes, former Minister for Communications, Technology and Broadcasting.

Witnesses

The evidence session will take place on Monday 5 December 2011 in Committee Room 4A of the House of Lords:

At 4.30 p.m.

  • Lord Adonis, former Secretary of State for Transport
  • Lord Carter of Barnes, former Minister for Communications, Technology and Broadcasting

Issues

The former ministers are expected to be asked about their experience as ministers in the House of Lords and for their views on various aspects of the Draft Bill including: the proposal that people appointed as ministers to a reformed House of Lords should remain members only for as long as they remain in post; whether the Bill should include a limit on the number of ministers a PM could appoint to the Lords; and, whether the Appointments Commission should have a role in vetting proposed Ministerial appointments. 

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