John Wade and The Black Book
- A DEMOCRATIC UPPER CHAMBER. Tyler, Lord // Parliamentarian;2011 United Kingdom Supplement, p24
The article provides some evolutionary proposals to change the House of Lords, Great Britain's upper house of the Parliament, from a largely appointed body to a largely elected body. As stated, the proposals are intended to keep codified relationships between the upper house and the country's...
- Parliament: Mostly Continuity But More Change Than You'd Think. Cowley, Philip; Stuart, Mark // Parliamentary Affairs;Apr2002, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p271
Focuses on the parliamentary reform of the House of Commons in Great Britain. Appointment of Robin Cook as Leader of the House; Proposals of Cook on the reform on education, health and crime; Level of backbench rebellions in the Parliament.
- A Question of Expertise: the House of Lords and Welfare Policy. Bochel, Hugh; Defty, Andrew // Parliamentary Affairs;Jan2010, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p66
The expertise of its members is often cited as one of the distinctive features of the House of Lords. It is frequently argued that, in particular, because of its composition, and in particular the existence of the Crossbench Peers, debates in the Lords are more informed than in the Commons....
- Poll attacks. Tonkin, Boyd // New Statesman & Society;4/8/94, Vol. 7 Issue 297, p41
Presents books on the 1992 British elections. James Long's `Game Ten'; John Buchan's `The Thirty-Nine Steps' and `Mr Standfast.'
- Parliament, the Church of England, and the Prayer Book Crisis, 1927-8. Machin, G. I. T. // Parliamentary History (Edinburgh University Press);Mar2000, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p131
Investigates the controversy spawned by the prayer book measure adopted by large majorities in the National Assembly of the Church of England in 1927-1928. Passage of the measure by the House of Lords; Rejection of the measure by the House of Commons; Parliament's opposition to the officially...
- Letter from London. // Institute of Public Affairs Review;Dec2001, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p31
Focuses on a proposal of the government on reforming the House of Lords in Great Britain as of December 2001. Details of the proposal; Information on the House of Lords; Reactions to the proposal.
- The House of Lords: Time for a change? Shell, Donald // Parliamentary Affairs;Oct94, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p720
Discusses proposed and actual changes in the British House of Lords. Parliament Act of 1949; Life Peerages Act 1958; Peerage Act 1963; 1968 Parliament Bill; Legislative work of the House; Need for reforms.
- The Narcissism of Small Differences: Scotland and Westminster1. Mitchell, James // Parliamentary Affairs;Jan2010, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p98
Apart from issues of representation, the new Scottish Parliament resembles Westminster more than its founders had hoped. It was influenced by the same reform agenda that has animated debates on reform of the Commons. The most significant changes from the Westminster model are evident in the...
- LORDS A-LEAPING - BUT WHICH WAY? Howe, lord // Parliamentarian;2011 United Kingdom Supplement, p22
The article reports that three major political parties of Great Britain have proposed the reform of the country's lower house of the Parliament, that is, House of Lords. It informs that since the establishment of the lower house, changes have been made to make it stronger like providing...