Members of the Lords

All Standard Notes
12 Documents
DateDescription
10.07.2014House of Lords Reform (No 2) Bill 2013-14
The House of Lords Reform (No. 2) Bill 2013-14 was a private Members' bill, which received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014. It allows members of the House of Lords to retire or resign permanently. It also provides that members who did not attend and those convicted of serious offences should cease to be members of the House of Lords.
20.12.2013Peerage Creations since 1997
This Standard Note provides details of appointments to the House of Lords since May 1997. It provides tables showing the numbers appointed under Prime Ministers Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron, broken down by party affiliation at the time of appointment. It also includes a chronological list of all those appointed during this period.
15.11.2012Ministers in the House of Lords
This note considers how the number of ministers and Cabinet ministers in the House of Lords has changed in recent history. It considers briefly the accountability arrangements for the latter and it looks at the appointment of 'outside' ministerial appointments to the Lords.
04.07.2012House of Lords Statistics
This note provides summary statistics on the composition and activity of the House of Lords.
03.11.2011PIL: MPs and Peers with Dual Mandates
Dual mandate is the term used to describe those MPs and Peers who, in addition to their seat in the United Kingdom Parliament, also hold a seat in the Northern Ireland Assembly (MLAs), the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) or the National Assembly for Wales (AMs).
02.06.2011Reform of the House of Lords: the Coalition Agreement and further developments
This note outlines the proposals for House of Lords reform contained in the Coalition Agreement, including those for the preparation of a draft Bill to create a fully or mainly elected House. Initial announcements stated that the draft Bill would be published in December 2010 but more recent statements have indicated that it will not be published until the New Year.
28.02.2011The House of Lords Appointments Commission
This note sets out the role of the Commission in more detail. It also summarises the conclusions of the December 2007 Public Administration Select Committee report, Propriety and Peerages.
16.11.2010Resignation, suspension and expulsion from the House of Lords
This note sets out the current rules on membership of the House of Lords and the disqualification criteria. It then outlines recent developments which have caused interest in the ability of the House of Lords to suspend and expel its own Members, and the ability of members of the House of Lords to stand down. It considers the provisions included in the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill as introduced, and the reactions to them, including some of the main arguments made during the second reading debate. It also sets out proposals which have been made for time-limited appointments to the House of Lords - so called 'term peerages".
23.08.2010Financial Support for Members of the House of Lords
In November 2009 the Review Body on Senior Salaries (SSRB) published its Review of Financial Support for Members of the House of Lords. This note sets out the expense allowance system as it currently operates, the background to the 2009 SSRB report, and its recommendations. It then sets out the changes made so far to the system.
26.10.2009Religious representation in the House of Lords
Within the context of House of Lords' reform proposals, there has also been discussion of the future of the Lords Spiritual, and questions of whether other faiths groups should have representation in the second chamber. This note discusses these proposals including the Government's most recent White Paper on Lords reform published in July 2008.
08.01.2007House of Lords - continuing debate
This note relates some of the further developments in the debate on House of Lords reform that have taken place since the last Standard Note, House of Lords reform - recent developments (SN/PC/2973). The note also considers the steps that have been taken since to make progress on the question of Lords reform.
21.02.2005House of Lords Reform - recent developments
This note reviews developments in the debate on the reform of the House of Lords since the publication of the Government's consultation paper, Constitutional reform: next steps for the House of Lords.
All Research Papers
8 Documents
DateDescription
01.04.2008Parliamentary pay, allowances and pensions
04.12.2007House of Lords - Developments since January 2004
09.10.2006Parliamentary pay and allowances
09.06.2005Parliamentary pay and allowances
18.05.2004Parliamentary pay and allowances
Parliamentary pay and allowances. House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/40. (Replaces Research Paper 03/64).
25.11.2003House of Lords developments since 2002
House of Lords: developments since 2002. House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/85.
24.10.2001House of Lords reform: developments since 1997
House of Lords reform: developments since 1997. House of Commons Library Research paper 01/77.
15.06.2000Lords Reform: the Interim House - Background Statistics
Lords reform: the interim House - background statistics. House of Commons Library Research paper 00/61.
All Select Committee Reports
22 Select Committee Reports
DateDescription
12.01.2012Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) eleventh report on the Conduct of Lord Avebury.
Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
13.12.2011House Committee (HL) second report on Recovery of Money Wrongly Claimed by Members.
House Committee (HL) report [Lords]
31.10.2011Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) eighth report on the Conduct of Lord Taylor of Warwick.
Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
31.10.2011Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) ninth report on the Conduct of Lord Hanningfield.
Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
31.10.2011Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) tenth report on the Guide to the Code of Conduct.
Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
23.05.2011Members leaving the House.
Procedure Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
07.12.2010Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) seventh report on The Conduct of Baroness Goudie.
Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
18.10.2010Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) fourth report on The Conduct of Lord Paul.
Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
18.10.2010Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) fifth report on The Conduct of Lord Bhatia.
Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
18.10.2010Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) sixth report on The Conduct of Baroness Uddin.
Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
27.07.2010Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) third report on The Conduct of Baroness Morgan of Huyto
Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
19.07.2010Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) second report on The Conduct of the Earl of Caithness.
Privileges and Conduct Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
13.07.2010House Committee (HL) first report on Financial Support for Members of the House of Lords.
House Committee (HL) report [Lords]
30.03.2010Privileges Select Committee (HL) fourth report on The Conduct of Lord Clarke of Hampstead.
Privileges Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
11.03.2010Privileges Select Committee (HL) third report on Registration and Declaration of Interests:
Privileges Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
10.03.2010House Committee (HL) third report on Financial Support for Members of the House:
House Committee (HL) report [Lords]
08.03.2010Privileges Select Committee (HL) second report on Guide to the Code of Conduct.
Privileges Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
01.03.2010Privileges Select Committee (HL) first report on The Conduct of Lord Fraser of Carmyllie.
Privileges Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
27.01.2010House Committee (HL) second report on Rules Governing the Use of Facilities.
House Committee (HL) report [Lords]
07.12.2009House Committee (HL) first report on SSRB Review of Financial Support for Members of the House of Lo
House Committee (HL) report [Lords]
21.07.2009Privileges Select Committee (HL) third report on The Conduct of Lord Cunningham of Felling.
Privileges Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
11.05.2009Privileges Select Committee (HL) second report on The Conduct of Lord Moonie, Lord Snape, Lord Truscott...
Privileges Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]