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  House of Lords debates: House of Commons, House of Lords, and Northern Ireland Assembly (TheyWorkForYou.com)
House of Lords debates: House of Commons, House of Lords, and Northern Ireland Assembly (TheyWorkForYou.com)
House of Commons, House of Lords, and Northern Ireland Assembly
Debates in the House of Lords are an opportunity for Peers from all parties (and crossbench peers, and Bishops) to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.
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 House of Lords
In the 15th century the House of Lords was the Upper House and the House of Commons the Lower House.
On 4th February, 2003, the House of Lords voted for this measure (335 votes to 110) but it was defeated in the House of Commons (323 votes to 245).
The tapestry of the old House of Lords is used to decorate the present, and is set off with large frames of brown stained wood.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Plords.htm   (1457 words)

 UK Parliament - House of Lords
Lord Cooke of Islandreagh, OBE, Crossbench Member of the Lords, died 13 November
Law Lords rule Sudanese asylum seekers can be relocated to Sudan
Providing answers to your queries, key data on the work of the House and more
www.parliament.uk /lords/index.cfm   (194 words)

 House of Lords Publications
You are here: Publications and Records > House of Lords Publications
The Standing Orders of the House of Lords relating to Public Business
The Standing Orders of the House of Lords relating to Private Business
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/ld/ldpubns.htm   (50 words)

 Elect The Lords
Read "House of Lords Bill will not solve democratic deficit" in full (358 words).
Commenting on outgoing Prime Minister Tony Blair's backing of an appointed House of Lords in evidence to the Commons Liaison Select Committee today, Unlock Democracy has called on Gordon Brown to adopt a new approach by announcing a programme of democratic Lords reform early in his premiership.
Unlock Democracy has released figures showing that the peers speaking against reform in the House of Lords this week on average had a lower attendance record than those who spoke in favour of a hybrid house or a fully elected second chamber.
www.electthelords.org.uk   (410 words)

 House of Lords Act 1999 (c. 34)
Removal of disqualifications in relation to the House of Commons.
An Act to restrict membership of the House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage; to make related provision about disqualifications for voting at elections to, and for membership of, the House of Commons; and for connected purposes.
No-one shall be a member of the House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage.
www.opsi.gov.uk /acts/acts1999/19990034.htm   (603 words)

  BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Guide to peers and House of Lords
The many other hereditary peers are still Lords but are no longer allowed to sit in the House of Lords.
Up to 12 law lords also sit in the Lords - their main work lies not in debates but judging cases in the highest appeal court in the UK.
The creation of the House of Lords Appointments Commission means this now generally happens at other times of the year.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/politics/4828094.stm   (618 words)

  ipedia.com: House of Lords Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The House of Lords is located in the Palace of Westminster, and is used for the State Opening of Parliament, as by convention, the Sovereign may not enter the elected House of Commons.
The Lord Chancellor, as well as being a judge and the cabinet minister responsible for the judiciary and the courts, serves as the Lord Speaker of the House of Lords.
On 1st November 1999, the House of Lords was composed of 759 hereditary peers, 26 Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England, and the 545 life peers created by either the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876 or the Life Peerages Act 1958.
www.ipedia.com /house_of_lords.html   (3001 words)

  House of Lords - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The House of Lords is the official upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, although power is traditionally held by the elected House of Commons.
The House of Lords is an unelected body of 724 members : two archbishops and 24 bishops of the established Church of England ("Lords Spiritual") and 699 members of the Peerage ("Lords Temporal").
The jurisdiction of the House of Lords extends, in civil and in criminal cases, to appeals from the courts of England and Wales, and of Northern Ireland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/House_of_Lords   (7198 words)

 Judicial functions of the House of Lords - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As lower courts were established, the House of Lords came to be the court of last resort in criminal and civil cases, except that in Scotland, the High Court of Justiciary remains the highest court in criminal matters.
The House of Lords appointed a Committee for Petitions.
"The Appellate Jurisdiction of the House of Lords." (2003).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Judicial_functions_of_the_House_of_Lords   (4589 words)

 BBC - Crime Fighters - House of Lords   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The House of Lords is the highest law court in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for criminal and civil cases, and the highest court in Scotland for civil cases.
The correct title for the House of Lords sitting in its judicial capacity is the Appellate committee of the House of Lords.
The House of Lords is the UK's oldest common law court and it has performed a judicial function in one form or another since the 15th century.
www.bbc.co.uk /crime/fighters/houseoflords.shtml   (872 words)

 Planned reforms to the House of Lords
The planned reform of the House of Lords was contained in the 1997 manifesto of the Labour Party.
In November 2001, the proposed reforms for a new House of Lords were released.
The leader of the House of Lords, Lord Williams, claimed that the proposals were fair and that Prime Minister Tony Blair had all but given up his powers of patronage.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /Lords_reforms.htm   (520 words)

 House of Lords Reform.
The current House of Lords legislators inherited their seats or were nominated by the main political parties.
In the House of Lords, where legislators-for-life were able to vote on whether they should be chosen by the people, three-quarters voted to block democratic reform.
The House is now composed largely of those lords who did not inherit their title and cannot pass it on to the next generation, an innovation from 1958.
www.centreforcitizenship.org /lords.html   (3469 words)

 UK MPs approve House of Lords reform - Breaking News - World - Breaking News
British legislators have voted for a historic shake-up of House of Lords, saying all or most of its members should be elected instead of appointed as most are now.
The 500-year-old House of Lords is due to discuss its future next week and is expected to oppose far-reaching reform.
Church of England archbishops, bishops and law lords also sit on the red leather benches of the ornate chamber, where members don red and white robes trimmed with rabbit fur that date back to the 15th century for ancient ceremonies.
www.theage.com.au /news/World/UK-MPs-approve-House-of-Lords-reform/2007/03/08/1173166837057.html   (606 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Lords reform
March 23: A Labour lord yesterday denied that he had been bribed with a peerage to allow a Blairite candidate to be "parachuted" into his safe Welsh seat, and claimed instead that he had volunteered to go to the Lords without being asked.
November 18: A last-minute deluge of wannabe peers emerged yesterday as candidates rushed to become the newest recruits in the House of Lords.
Lord Wakeham's royal commission on reform of the House of Lords outraged constitutional radicals by producing a cautious blueprint.
www.guardian.co.uk /lords   (434 words)

 House of Lords   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Unless you remember the turn of the 19th century, or are from the Joplin, Missouri area, you probably have never heard of the House of Lords.
The House of Lords was established in 1899 at 319 Main Street, Joplin, Missouri, by Will B. Patton.
In 1956, the House of Lords shut its doors for good, thus ending the story of Joplin's most famous spot.
www.chipster.net /mohou.htm   (327 words)

 Special report: House of Lords | Special Reports | Guardian Unlimited Politics
March 4: Nine cabinet ministers are spearheading a push for a mainly elected House of Lords in a break with the government's formal position on reform of the second chamber.
The implacable case for Lords reform stems from the basic truth that all parts of a legislature in a democracy should be elected.
February 19: A cross-party group of peers said that the House of Lords was likely to vote down the government's plans to reform mental health law unless it adopted their amendments to tone down the proposed legislation.
politics.guardian.co.uk /lords   (2036 words)

 USNews.com: Michael Barone: Our House of Lords
The House of Lords, curiously, is also Britain's highest appellate court, although in fact cases are judged only by certain members called law lords.
But the decisions of the House of Lords, like those of the Supreme Court, are final.
The difference is that the House of Lords has traditionally not been able to declare laws unconstitutional--not so surprising in a nation that does not have a written constitution.
www.usnews.com /usnews/opinion/articles/050718/18barone.htm   (795 words)

 House of Lords Elections
Under the provisions of the House of Lords Act 1999, there are to be 92 hereditary peers who will be Lords of Parliament in subsequent sessions.
Lord Belstead (C) Lord Carrington (C) Viscount Cranborne (Lord Cecil of Essendon) (C) [on Leave of Absence from the House since 1st November 2001; he succeeded to the Marquessate of Salisbury in 2003]
Lord Windlesham (C) In addition, the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres holds a life peerage conferred before he inherited the hereditary title.
www.election.demon.co.uk /lords.html   (790 words)

 Prayer 4 Parliament - House of Lords   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The House of Lords is made up of 706 peers in total which includes 92 hereditary peers and 26 Lords Spiritual, the archbishops and bishops.
Members of the House of Lords discuss and suggest amendments to non-finance Bills, and have the power to delay non-finance bills and legislation being passed.
Pray for the members of the House of Lords, for discernment, strength, and boldness to speak out for what is fair and just.
www.telkman.co.uk /p4p/lords.php   (123 words)

 specspage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As a summer home, rental property or an investment, the House of Lords sets itself apart from other homes on Broadway by providing whaling cottage character with uncharacteristic space.
With 1738 square feet of livable space, it is one of the largest historical whaling cottages on the street.
Unlike many of the other historical homes with a loft or knee-wall upstairs, the House of Lords' three and a half bedrooms are located on a full second floor with an attic for storage.
www.nantucket.net /realestate/houseoflords/sale.html   (263 words)

The House of Lords is part of the United Kingdom Parliament.
The House of Lords considers legislation, debates issues of importance and provides a forum for government ministers to be questioned.
The House of Lords is also the highest court in the United Kingdom.
www.solarnavigator.net /house_of_lords.htm   (539 words)

 Department for Constitutional Affairs - Constitutional Policy - House of Lords Reform
On 18 September 2003, the Government published the consultation paper Constitutional Reform: next steps for the House of Lords (CP 14/03).
Statement by the Secretary of State and Lord Chancellor, and debate in the House of Lords [September 2003]
Statement repeated, and debate in the House of Commons [September 2003]
www.dca.gov.uk /constitution/holref/holrefindex.htm   (237 words)

 House of Lords - Information on Judicial Business
The House of Lords is the final court of appeal on points of law for the whole of the United Kingdom in civil cases and for England, Wales and Northern Ireland in criminal cases.
Statement by the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary—Recommendation 59 of the Royal Commission on the Reform of the House of Lords.
Information on the Judicial Work of the House of Lords—the jurisdiction of the House, the Law Lords, procedure, and the history of the judicial role of the House.
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk /pa/ld/ldjudinf.htm   (335 words)

 IP Enforcement Directive: comments from the House of Lords   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bio 1 Bio 2 Lord of Appeal, Head of Civil Justice from 1995-2000.
Bio 1 Conservative chief whip, House of Lords, 1979-1991
Bio 1 Barrister, fromer Conservative chief whip in House of Lords (2001)
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 Lord of the Blog, The Weblog of Lord Soley of Hammersmith: House of Lords   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tomorrow the House of Lords resumes debates and I will be sitting in trying to get a feel for the place.
That doesn’t mean you just sit and watch or listen but the range of opportunities, the committees, the ways you could influence the debates and decisions are much more varied then are immediately apparent.
On Monday there is a debate on Report of the Committee on the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill.
clivesoleymp.typepad.com /clive_soley_mp/2005/10/house_of_lords.html   (234 words)

 No Life Til Metal - CD Gallery - House of Lords
House of Lords (Los Angeles, California) was put together by ex-Angel keyboardist Gregg Giuffria along with vocalist James Christian (Canata), guitarist Lanny Cordola (Giuffria), bassist Chuck Wright (Impelliteri/Quiet Riot), and drummer Ken Mary (Alice Cooper).
House of Lords reunited without Gregg in 2003 and released a new CD in '04.
House of Lords main claim to fame is Angel keyboardist Greg Guiffria.
www.nolifetilmetal.com /houseoflords.htm   (1095 words)

 House of Lords
The House of Lords has existed as a separate chamber of Parliament since the 14th century, and is part of the oldest parliamentary democracy in the world.
The Chamber of the House of Lords is the main focus for its work, particularly public legislation and debates, but much work, mainly by Select Committees and on private legislation, is done outside the Chamber in committee rooms in the mornings.
The Lord Chancellor is the Speaker of the House but, unlike the Speaker of the House of Commons, has no power to control proceedings.
www.andrewgeorge.org.uk /lords.htm   (671 words)

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