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  National Post Online - news
At the heart of the issue is Black's right to sit as a crossbencher in the House of Lords.
Essentially, the role of the Lords is complementary to that of the Commons: It acts as a revising chamber, a check on the powers of both the executive and the Commons.
The crossbench peers, who do not take orders from party bosses, are the mainstay of the Lords and their contribution often carries the greatest weight precisely because they are unaligned.
www.fact.on.ca /newpaper/np99080h.htm   (1190 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Lords reform timeline
Crossbencher Earl of Carnarvon publishes booklet, The Second Chamber.
Britain's first constitutional affairs secretary, and likely last lord chancellor, Lord Falconer, announces government plans to expel the remaining 92 hereditary peers from the upper house "when parliamentary time allows" and strip anyone who has ever committed a criminal offence, including convicted perjurer Lord Archer, of their peerages.
A statutory commission, made up of representatives of all three major parties and crossbench peers, is also to be established to select and oversee appointments to the Lords.
politics.guardian.co.uk /lords/page/0,9067,678088,00.html   (1727 words)

  
 Telegraph | News
The attack was against the emotions in the countryside and she stated: "This Government was not elected to divide our nation."
Lord Bledisloe, QC (Crossbencher) argued that, if it was logical to ban hunting because most people did not approve of it, then homosexuality should be made a criminal offence again along with smoking.
Lord Weatherill (Crossbencher), a former Commons Speaker, said he was a vegetarian supporter of hunting.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/03/20/nhunt120.xml   (1301 words)

  
 British Government Rejects Genocide Recognition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
But crossbencher Lord Monson said that nothing would achieved by "waving an accusing finger at the Turks."
Another crossbencher, Viscount Waverley, agreed with him, saying: "History is invariably interpreted in a partisan - and therefore unreliable and inconsistent - manner."
Lord Person of Rannoch disagreed, saying "I have friends in Turkey and I cannot think of any of them who would not want their government to come clean on this dreadful event.
www.turkses.com /issues/ermeni/British_government.htm   (362 words)

  
 Telegraph | News | Peers vote for cloning of embryos
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, a health minister, said peers should consider the importance of this research "to those people who shoulder the burden of these terrible diseases, their families and friends".
Lord Alton, a former Liberal Democrat MP who sits as a crossbencher, led the opposition to the Government's plans.
Peers then approved an amendment tabled by Lord Walton of Detchant, a crossbencher and former medical professor, saying that a select committee should investigate the regulations once they took effect.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/01/23/nclon23.xml   (819 words)

  
 Motor Accidents Compensation Act - 23/09/1999 - QWN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
To say that the vote of only one crossbencher played a crucial role in the passage of the bill through the Upper House is quite wrong.
The last time I recall a serious defeat for the Law Society in the Upper House by the vote of only one crossbencher was a vote in November 1995 on legislation to allow licensed conveyancers to undertake commercial work.
On that occasion, John Tingle voted with the Government after initially lending his support to the Opposition, facilitating the passage of the legislation by one vote.
www.parliament.nsw.gov.au /prod/parlment/hansart.nsf/V3Key/LC19990923012   (2279 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | Politics | 'Mercy killing' bill scrutinised
Crossbencher Lord Joffe's measure would also permit assisted suicide for people near death, mentally competent and who had expressed a wish to die.
His Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill will now be sent to a Lords select committee for detailed scrutiny.
But crossbencher Lord Alton of Liverpool said those who were against the Bill would remain "resolutely opposed to euthanasia and assisted suicide".
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/politics/3499878.stm   (250 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Politics | 'Mercy killing' bill scrutinised
A move to allow doctors to assist a terminally ill patient to end his or her life has cleared its first hurdle in the House of Lords.
The attending physician could only provide the patient with the means to end life, unless they were physically unable to do so.
The select committee scrutiny would deal with the issue "once and for all", he said.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/3499878.stm   (250 words)

  
 kclsu.org
* Lord Armstrong of Ilminster GCB CVO, Hull University, Crossbencher
* Lord Attenborough Kt CBE, Sussex University, Crossbencher
* Baroness Hale of Richmond, Bristol University, Crossbencher
www.kclsu.org /index_item.php?id=78   (1259 words)

  
 House of Lords - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Originally several hundred Dukes, Marquesses, Earls, Viscounts, and Barons were eligible to sit; reforms in 1999 mean that now only ninety-two may, and only two of these inherit seats in the Lords without facing election.
Currently, these ninety-two consist of fifteen "office-holders", that is, Deputy Speakers and Deputy Chairmen, who are elected by the whole House; seventy-five party or crossbench members, elected by their party or group.
These groups, and the number of peers each elect, are:
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /h/ho/house_of_lords.html   (2952 words)

  
 ACIM Asia: Catholic Association of Doctors, Nurses and Health Professionals
This is care that is due to patients."
Introduced by Crossbencher Lord Joffe, the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill pushing for assisted suicide passed second reading unopposed.
Further scrutiny will be conducted by the Lords select committee, which will decide on the issue.
www.acim-asia.com /news_euthanasia.htm   (2437 words)

  
 House of Lords Article, HouseLords Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Originally severalhundred Dukes, Marquesses, Earls, Viscounts, and Barons were eligible to sit; reforms in 1999 mean that now only ninety-two may, and only two of these inherit seats in the Lords without facing election.
Currently, these ninety-two consist of fifteen "office-holders", that is, Deputy Speakers and Deputy Chairmen, who are electedby the whole House; seventy-five party or crossbench members, elected by their party or group.
These groups, and the number ofpeers each elect, are:
www.anoca.org /peers/act/house_of_lords.html   (2741 words)

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