Archive: Lords Reform

Efforts to limit the size of the Lords seem totally dependant on the prime minister's discretion

Lords lost in stasis as fake reforms go nowhere

Efforts to whittle down the size of the second chamber are laughably ineffective

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  • BHA: Government abandons House of Lords reform

    Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg announced today that the government will abandon its plans for reform of the House of Lords. The British Humanist Association (BHA) is disappointed at this decision, because we hoped that Lords Reform would provide an opportunity for removing the right of Bishops to reserved seats in Parliament. However... read more.

  • BHA: Lords Reform Committee will recommend Bishops retain reserved seats

    Contradicting earlier rumours, it has been reported today that the Joint Committee on House of Lords Reform are to recommend that Bishops should retain reserved seats in a revised upper chamber. The news has been greeted with dismay by the British Humanist Association (BHA).

  • MPs urged by BHA to call for removal of Bishops as part of House of Lords reform

    Ahead of the first full parliamentary debate, MPs have been urged to speak against the Government’s proposals to retain Church of England bishops in a reformed House of Lords, with the British Humanist Association (BHA) calling the proposals ‘unjust, unpopular and unfair’.

  • BHA: Lords Reform Bill debated in Commons for the first time

    During the first of two parliamentary debates on the reform of the House of Lords, the Government’s proposals to retain Church of England bishops have come under sustained attack. The British Humanist Association (BHA) has denounced the proposals, which would continue to reserve seats exclusively for men of the Anglican Church, as ‘unjust, unpopular and unfair’.

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