House of Lords: Reform

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th March 2009.

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Photo of Lord Morris of Aberavon Lord Morris of Aberavon Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 24 February (WA 49), what principles are applied in appointing party-political life peers; to whom the nominations are made; and in what numbers.

Photo of Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Baroness Royall of Blaisdon President of the Council, Privy Council Office, Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council (Privy Council Office)

Nominations of party political life peers are a matter for the political parties concerned within the overall numbers set by the Prime Minister. All nominations are passed to the Prime Minister, who in turn passes them to the House of Lords Appointments Commission for vetting on propriety grounds.

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