Ukip issues fresh demand to be given more peers in parliament Party believes it is entitled to 23 more peers to make the Lords better reflect the share of the vote in the last general election.
Lord Hanningfield suspended from Lords for a year over allowance claims Privileges and conduct committee gives out stiffest penalty available but there are calls for his permanent expulsion.
Vulnerable people ‘being kept prisoner in care homes’ House of Lords inquiry finds safeguards being used to oppress those lacking mental capacity and force decisions upon them.
Lobbying bill passes through House of Lords Charities and voluntary groups raise concerns for civil society as controversial bill limits groups’ spending ahead of an election.
Travel booking and management services – Parliament Travel Office The Authority requires a company to provide high quality travel booking and management services.
‘Nuisance and annoyance’ injunctions abandoned after Lords defeat Critics said Asbo replacements could have criminalised peaceful protesters, carol singers and bellringers.
Lobbying bill will tarnish Britain says UN official UN rapporteur on freedom of assembly launches fierce attack on bill, while charities demand further concessions.
Cameron’s EU referendum ‘timebomb’ could undermine UK position say lords Former cabinet secretary Lord Armstrong says PM should follow Thatcher’s example by being patient in EU negotiations.
Lords to debate EU referendum bill Conservative-backed bill, introduced by Lord Dobbs, promises a poll on Britain’s membership of the European Union in 2017.
‘I can name 50 peers who clock in for expenses’ Peer suggests that making brief attendances at House of Lords to qualify for allowances is normal practice.