House of Lords: Leader's Group on Working Practices
House of Lords
Lord Grocott (Labour)
To ask the Leader of the House which of the 55 recommendations included in the report of the Leader's Group on Working Practices (1) have been brought into operation, (2) are under active consideration by the appropriate domestic committee, (3) have been rejected by the House or the appropriate domestic committee, and (4) have not been acted upon.
Lord Strathclyde (Leader of the House of Lords, House of Lords; Conservative)
I have considered all the recommendations from the Leader's Group. I refer the noble Lord to the 8th, 10th and 11th Reports from the Procedure Committee, Session 2010-12, the 3rd Report from the Liaison Committee, Session 2010-12, the minutes of the relevant meetings, and the House's debates on those reports. The noble Lord will also wish to be aware that some of the Leader's Group's recommendations (for example recommendation 2 in respect of questions to Secretaries of State or recommendation 11 in respect of Back-Bench questions on Statements) endorsed the status quo or were directed at the Lord Speaker rather than the Leader of the House (recommendation 4) and so do not fall into any of the categories he has listed.