Lords Reform Committee hears from former Lord Speaker, Paul Murphy MP and Lord Cormack

16 January 2012

The Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill hears evidence from Baroness Hayman, the former Lord Speaker, Paul Murphy MP, Lord Cormack and representatives of the Campaign for a Democratic Upper House.


The evidence sessions will start at 4.30pm on Monday 16 January 2012 in Committee Room 4A in the House of Lords.

At 4:30pm

  • Damien Welfare and Daniel Zeichner, The Campaign for a Democratic Upper House

At 5:15pm

  • Lord Cormack and Paul Murphy MP

At 6:15pm

  • Baroness Hayman, former Speaker of the House of Lords


The committee are expected to ask the witnesses for their views on potential conflicts between an elected second chamber and the House of Commons, and whether current conventions governing the relationship between the two Houses might need to be codified if the Lords were reformed. They are also expected to be asked for their views on the proposals for fixed 15-year terms for members of a reformed House of Lords and on what basis any appointed element of a reformed House should be chosen.

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