House of Lords Reform Draft Bill
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The 'House of Lords Reform Draft Bill (Cm. 8077)' is a draft Bill and white paper detailing proposals to change the House of Lords into a more democratically elected second chamber.
A cross-party Committee met seven times from June to December 2010 and considered all reform issues related to the House of Lords. Agreement was reached on a large number of issues but differences in opinion remain on the size of the elected element and the type of electoral system.
The Government now wants to take the discussion forward to a debate on the detail. Proposals include an 80% elected House of Lords but a wholly elected House of Lords has not been ruled out.
The Draft Bill sets out elections using the Single Transferable Vote system but it is recognised that a case can be made for other proportional systems too.
Other proposals, name, size, functions, powers and term length are some of several issues discussed.
|Format||Paperback||Published||17 May 2011|
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