Questions tagged [house-of-lords]

The upper chamber of the United Kingdom Parliament, the House of Lords reviews laws passed by the House of Commons. Members are not elected, but appointed from aristocratic families. Use with the [united-kingdom] and [parliament] tags

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Why did the Tories in the UK cancel their bid to filibuster the anti-no deal Brexit deal?

On Thursday, the Conservative Party in the UK decided not to pursue their filibuster of the bill intended to stop a no-deal Brexit. Why did they cancel their plans to filibuster it? See https://www....
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Do the House of Lords debates get as rowdy as the House of Commons debates?

Some of the Brexit-related debates yesterday were quite wild in the House of Commons. It seems like the Speaker of the House is rather necessary to keep the debate from derailing into a shouting match....
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Does the Brexit deal have to be agreed by both Houses?

Does the "divorce deal" have to be agreed by both the Commons and the Lords? If it does and the Lords reject it, what happens then?
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Post 1999 will anyone be entitled to sit in the House of Lords by heredity alone?

Post 1999 will anyone new be entitled to sit in the House of Lords by heredity alone?
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Volume of UK law originating in the House of Lords

I thought that the number of Acts passed based on Bills originating in the House of Lords was small when compared to that of the House of Commons. But on the following link https://services....
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Brexit deal 'Meaningful vote' battle between House of Lords and House of Commons

The BBC are reporting that the House of Commons and the House of Lords are fighting over whether or not the former should have a meaningful vote if the government fails to make a deal with the EU ...
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Why didn't Labour's 2017 manifesto contain a commitment to abolish the House of Lords?

I may be reading too much into this but it seems to me that Labour's manifesto during the 2017 election contained a curious ommission. The 2015 manifesto under Ed Miliband had a commitment to ...
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How do I interpret this table of the number of UK bills for the session 2016-2017?

Does the following table mean that 6 of 33 bills that were passed in that year, originated in the House of Lords? Source.
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Is there a record of how party strength in the House of Lords has changed over time?

This article: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Members_of_the_House_of_Lords shows how the parties (and non parties) stand right now. Is there any collection of information about how many members they ...
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Do the religious and hereditary members of the house of lords have real political power?

I recently learned that the UK House of Lords has 26 bishops as well as a number of hereditary members. Do these Lords of Parliament have real political power or are they largely symbolic like the ...
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Do parliamentary bodies meet year-round?

I'm wondering if bodies such as the U.S. Senate, or particularly the U.K. House of Lords meet year-round, or do the Senators/Lords simply live in the capital the entire year? What about historically, ...