THIS CAMPAIGN HAS THREE AIMS
1. To support the House of Lords as a highly effective second chamber
2. To provide a balance to the debate on future Lords reform
3. To analyse the right options for change
THE HOUSE OF LORDS
Time Spent on Legislation
Time Spent on Debating Policy Issues
The House of Lords is the second chamber of the UK Parliament and one of the busiest legislative chambers in the world. Its members work on behalf of the UK public, using their professional experience and specialist knowledge to ensure workable laws, often persuading the government to make policy changes on a diverse range of issues.
Who we are and what we stand for – A quick overview
Influencing Public Policy – The House of Lords examines public policy through its select committees. Members use their professional experience to carry out investigative, subject-focused work. Committees are a valuable way to provoke discussion inside and outside Parliament and make recommendations to government.
Holding the Government to Account – Around 40 per cent of time in the chamber is spent holding the government to account for its decisions and actions. This is done through questions and debates to which ministers and government spokespeople must respond.
Making Effective Laws – Parliament’s main role is to examine bills and approve new laws. The Lords plays a crucial role in the process, debating the main principles, checking content line by line and suggesting changes. Members also help to ensure that all new laws are well drafted, effective and workable.
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Amanda Riley – Campaign Manager