Lord Strabolgi

Former Labour Peer


Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1953

Left the House of Lords on 24 December 2010 — Died

Recent appearances

  • House of Lords: Reform — Question for Short Debate 11 Oct 2010

    My Lords, the late Lord Hailsham used to say that if the House of Lords were abolished, we would have an elected dictatorship. Sometimes I wonder whether this House in its present state would be strong enough to stand up to a House of Commons of the extreme left or the extreme right with a large majority. An elected senate would be a stronger House. It would also be more democratic, with its...
  • General Election: Voting Deadline — Question 7 Jul 2010

    Is the Minister aware that a number of authorities cut down on the officials working in the polling stations for reasons of economy, thus preventing many electors from voting because the queues got longer and longer and moved more and more slowly? Will the Government ensure that this sort of petty economy is not used to deprive people of their vote?
  • Elections: Fraudulent Registration — Question 14 Jun 2010

    My Lords, given the long queues to which the Minister referred, particularly in the evening, which prevented so many people getting to a polling station in time to vote, will the Government consider making polling day a bank holiday so that voting can be spread throughout the day? This would be of help to people who have to work in the daytime and cannot get to the polling station until the...

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