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COMPOSITION OF A REFORMED HOUSE OF LORDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1276: tabled on 10 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 Members. It has received 3 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 3 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House believes that the important and necessary reform of the House of Lords will be best served by a period of reflection on precisely what powers and responsibilities the second chamber should have, before deciding how its members should be selected; and further believes that the United Kingdom's hard fought for democracy is well protected by the election of honourable Members, members of devolved assemblies, elected mayors and councillors and would be neither enhanced by an elected second chamber nor eroded by the creation of a second chamber constituted in a different way to the House of Commons.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

COMPOSITION OF A REFORMED HOUSE OF LORDS (Amendment 1)
leave out 'elected mayors'.
Labour, Burnley
2
signatures
EDM 1276A1: tabled on 13 May 2002
COMPOSITION OF A REFORMED HOUSE OF LORDS (Amendment 2)
leave out from 'the' to end and add 'House of Lords should be a revising chamber which if subject to democratic controls and given a fresh name in line with such a make-up and functions.'.
Labour, North East Derbyshire
2
signatures
EDM 1276A2: tabled on 13 May 2002
COMPOSITION OF A REFORMED HOUSE OF LORDS (Amendment 3)
after 'best' insert 'complimented by completing the important and necessary reform of this House, so that both institutions can work together to recapture their law-making functions from government, that they will be best'.
Labour, Nottingham North
1
signature
EDM 1276A3: tabled on 16 May 2002