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1 Study the diagram of the Lords. How is it different from the Commons? What would you reform about the Lords? 746 peers 92 hereditary 26 bishops 12 law lords

2 Membership of HoL Lords Temporal (Peers that have been created by the monarch on the advice of the PM) Lords Temporal (Peers that have been created by the monarch on the advice of the PM) Lords Spiritual (26 most senior bishops) Lords Spiritual (26 most senior bishops) Hereditary peers (Peers who inherited their title) Hereditary peers (Peers who inherited their title) Life peers (Appointed as members for life, i.e. non- hereditary) Life peers (Appointed as members for life, i.e. non- hereditary) Non-party or peoples peers (Recommended on the advice of the public by the Appointments Commission) Non-party or peoples peers (Recommended on the advice of the public by the Appointments Commission) Crossbenchers (Independent peers) Crossbenchers (Independent peers)

3 Do we still need an Upper Chamber? To identify its key functions and compare them with the HoC TBAT identify & explain key reforms in the powers and functions of HoLo LOs

4 Read through Watts, p and in your notes record the similarities & differences between the two chambers. Do you think the Lords does any of these jobs better than the Commons? Do you think the Lords does any of these jobs better than the Commons? Starter Differences from the HoC Similarities with HoC

5 Comparisons Differences from the HoC Similarities with HoC Unelected Lords (not MPs) – Life, Hereditary & Peoples Second Chamber & has a secondary role Not paid Judicial role – includes Law Lords Includes clerics – bishops & archbishops ScrutinisesDebates Select committees (though not departmental) Whips Speaker (though called Lord Chancellor in HoL) Acts as a check on govt.

6 Your task Your task Read Watts, p and create a timeline of reform of the HoL. Look for these dates in particular: Read Watts, p and create a timeline of reform of the HoL. Look for these dates in particular: 1911 & & Extension. Add these dates, too: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009 Extension. Add these dates, too: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009

7 The history of reform 1911 Parliament Act: Lords lose power to veto bills or delay bills more than two years 1911 Parliament Act: Lords lose power to veto bills or delay bills more than two years 1945 Salisbury Doctrine estd. ensures Labour govts manifesto commitments to nationalisation & welfare state are not overturned in Lords 1945 Salisbury Doctrine estd. ensures Labour govts manifesto commitments to nationalisation & welfare state are not overturned in Lords 1949 Parliament Act Lords block Labour steel nationalisation plans. Delaying power cut to one year Parliament Act Lords block Labour steel nationalisation plans. Delaying power cut to one year.

8 1958 First life peers created by Harold Macmillan. Women peers arrive First life peers created by Harold Macmillan. Women peers arrive House of Lords act, first stage of reform, only 92 hereditary peers left 1998 House of Lords act, first stage of reform, only 92 hereditary peers left 2000 Wakeham Report published with recommendations for second stage of reform, including largely appointed chamber 2000 Wakeham Report published with recommendations for second stage of reform, including largely appointed chamber

9 Nov 2001 New Labour unveils final stage House of Lords reform. Stiff opposition from MPs from all parties to call for only 20% of peers to be elected by public Nov 2001 New Labour unveils final stage House of Lords reform. Stiff opposition from MPs from all parties to call for only 20% of peers to be elected by public March 2003 Queens speech introduced bill to end hereditary peers entirely March 2003 Queens speech introduced bill to end hereditary peers entirely March 2004 Reform of House of Lords kicked into the long grass March 2004 Reform of House of Lords kicked into the long grass

10 2006, Speaker of House of Lords 2006, Speaker of House of Lords Supreme Court Supreme Court - Baroness Hayman Extension task. Visit the Supreme Court website and produce a factoid on its history and current cases being heard there. Supreme Court

11 Your task Your task Study Roberts, p and Watts p and create a spider diagram summarising the key functions of the HoL: Study Roberts, p and Watts p and create a spider diagram summarising the key functions of the HoL: Consideration and revision of Bills Consideration and revision of Bills Initiation of legislation Initiation of legislation Power of delay Power of delay Deliberation Deliberation Other roles, e.g. scrutiny, ministerial posts etc. Other roles, e.g. scrutiny, ministerial posts etc.

12 This house believes that the Lords are in need of further reform.

13 Homework Homework Write up the notes from todays lessons. Use p and produce a scales chart, recording evidence the Lords does need reform and evidence it doesnt. Underneath reach a judgement. Write up the notes from todays lessons. Use p and produce a scales chart, recording evidence the Lords does need reform and evidence it doesnt. Underneath reach a judgement. Conduct some online research into the current position of the coalition government on reform of the Lords Conduct some online research into the current position of the coalition government on reform of the Lords

14 Plenary Plenary Lords Temporal & Spiritual / Peoples Peers Lords Temporal & Spiritual / Peoples Peers Key functions of the Lords Key functions of the Lords Key reforms, e.g & 1949 Key reforms, e.g & 1949 Case for keeping Lords Case for keeping Lords Case for further reform Case for further reform Extension. Why have people resisted reform of the HoL? Extension. Why have people resisted reform of the HoL?


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