House of Lords Reform Bill 2012-13
- Type of Bill:
- Government Bill
- Mr Nick Clegg
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Commons
- House of Commons
- House of Lords
- Royal Assent
- 2nd reading: House of Commons 10 July, 2012 | 10.07.2012
- Programme motion: House of Commons | 10.07.2012
- Money resolution: House of Commons 10 July, 2012 | 10.07.2012
- Ways and Means resolution: House of Commons 10 July, 2012 | 10.07.2012
|Bill 52 2012-13 (as introduced) | PDF version, 403KB||27.06.2012|
Latest news on the House of Lords Reform Bill 2012-13
This Bill has been withdrawn.
The House of Commons Library has produced a briefing note about The Decision not to proceed with the House of Lords Reform Bill
Summary of the House of Lords Reform Bill 2012-13
Reform of the House of Lords was a manifesto commitment for the three main parties at the 2010 election, and was included in the Coalition Agreement between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. A draft Bill was published in May 2011, on which a Joint Committee reported in April 2012. The Bill establishes a House of Lords which is mostly, though not wholly, elected, with a three-stage transition to reform.
- most members will serve non-renewable 15 year terms
- semi-open list elections for large regional seats in mainland Great Britain
- Single Transferable Vote system for Northern Ireland
- Members will be able to resign, and may be expelled or suspended
- pay and allowances will be set by IPSA, with pay being related to the participation of the Member in the work of the House
- the Parliament Acts will still apply to the reformed House of Lords.
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