Lords to debate constitutional reform

27 January 2010

The House of Lords will debate the case for further political and constitutional reform on Thursday 28 January

Lord Tyler, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Constitutional Reform, will open the debate. Other Members scheduled to take part, include:

  • Lord Butler of Brockwell (Crossbench), former Cabinet Secretary of State who chaired the 2004 inquiry into the Iraq War. He also sits on the Better Government Initiative group which is due to publish a report this week.
  • Lord Rooker, former Labour Minister for Northern Ireland who currently sits on the Barnett Formula Committee.
  • Lord Norton of Louth (Conservative), who sits on the Lords Constitution Committee and formerly on the Joint Committee on the Draft Constitutional Bill in 2008.
  • Lord Wallace of Tankerness (Liberal Democrat), who as an MP helped implement devolution in Scotland and now sits on the Lords Constitution Committee.
  • Lord Alderdice (Liberal Democrat), former Alliance Party Leader in Northern Ireland and former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
  • Lord Plant of Highfield, a professor of politics and former chairman of the Labour Party Commission on Electoral Systems.
  • Lord Rennard, chief executive of the Liberal Democrats.
  • Lord Morgan (Labour), a professor of modern history and politics who sat on the Joint Committee on the Draft Constitution Bill in 2008.
  • Lord Parekh (Labour), emeritus professor of political theory at the universities of Hull and Westminster.

Other speakers include Lord Livsey of Talgarth, Lord Maclennan of Rogart, Lord Wallace of Saltaire, Baroness Murphy, Lord Shutt of Greetland, the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, Lord Luce, Lord Luke, Lord Howarth of Newport. Lord Bach will speak on behalf of the Government.

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