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Key Documents


GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS

Coalition Agreement, May 2010.

Cunningham Report on Conventions of the UK Parliament, 2006.

House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee: Seminar on the House of Lords: Outcomes. April 2011.

House of Lords Reform Draft Bill Cm 8077. May 2011.

House of Lords Reform Bill, introduced by Lord Steel of Aikwood (David Steel). 2011.

Jack Straw proposals for House of Lords Reform, 2007.

Joint Committee on Draft House of Lords Reform Bill: Written Evidence. 2011.

Joint Committee on Draft House of Lords Reform Bill: Transcripts of Oral Evidence. 2011/12.

Joint Committee on Draft House of Lords Reform Bill. Report, April 2012.

Statistics on House of Lords Composition and Attendance.

Wakeham Report on the Reform of the House of Lords, 2000.

ACADEMIC PAPERS

A Transitional House of Lords: The Numbers. By Ben Seyd, University College London. June 1999.

House Full: Time to Get a Grip on House of Lords Appointments. By Dr Meg Russell, University College London. April 2011.

House of Lords Reform: a Briefing Paper. By Dr Alan Renwick, University of Reading. Published by the Political Studies Association.

Next Steps in Lords Reform. By Meg Russell and Robert Hazell, University College London. November 2003.

BOOKS

Samuel C Patterson and Anthony Mughan (eds.), Senates: Bicameralism in the Contemporary World (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1999).

Meg Russell, Reforming the House of Lords: Lessons from Overseas (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000).

Donald Shell, The House of Lords, 3rd edition (Manchester University Press, 2007).

OTHERS

Written evidence submitted by Dr Alex Reid to Joint Committee on Draft House of Lords Reform Bill, 24th January 2012.

Written evidence submitted by Electoral Reform Society to Joint committee on Draft House of Lords Reform Bill.

Alternative Report by 12 members of the Joint Committee on Draft House of Lords Reform Bill, April 2012.

An Elected Second Chamber - Building a Better House. By Oliver Heald MP. Society of Conservative Lawyers.



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The Lordsreform.org website aims to inform public debate on changes proposed to the House of Lords in the 2011 White Paper. To focus discussion, it proposes some key changes to the Draft Bill regarding part-time Peers, size of House, and indirect elections. The website is edited by Dr Alex Reid.


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