Working practices in the Lords

13 July 2010

Lord Strathclyde, the Leader of the House of Lords, opened a debate on the case for reviewing the working practices of the House of Lords on Monday 12 July.

Twenty-five members of the Lords contributed to the discussion. Issued raised included:

  • remit of the Leader's Group
  • role of the Lord Speaker in relation to chairing the House and chairing the House Committee, strategic governance of the House
  • pre- and post-legislative scrutiny, including legislative standards
  • procedure for statements repeated in the Lords
  • improving ‘question time’ in the House of Lords.

Further information

The House of Lords plays a vital role making laws and keeping an eye on the decisions and actions of Government. Members bring years of knowledge from many walks of life and apply an experienced perspective to examining legislation and public policy.

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