Wednesday 21 October 2009
Constitutional Reform & Governance Bill
A bill which will put the Civil Service on a statutory basis; deals with Treaty ratification; ends by-elections for hereditary Peers (which would end the hereditary peerage in the Lords - over a very long period of time (when the last 'elected hereditary' dies)); allows for removal, resignation; suspension and expulsion from the House of Lords; reforms the law on protests around Parliament - and other matters is now before the House of Commons.
You can monitor its progress
read the Bill
read the explanatory notes
read the House of Commons Library Research Paper