This text provides an analysis of the role of the House of Lords in contemporary British politics. It focuses on its procedures and membership and considers various proposals for reform. This second edition offers updated tables and new information. The book is intended for the use of students and teachers of British politics, parliamentarians, journalists, senior civil servants and others who wish to know how the Upper Chamber operates.
Table of Contents
The House of Lords and constitutional development; membership of the House; the role of political parties in the House; the organization and procedure of the House; the legislative work of the House; the treatment of government legislation, 1979-1987; the deliberative work of the House; Select Committees and secondary legislation; the future of the Lords.