It should be able to amend proposed legislation only once – or propose laws itself once, with the Commons only needing to vote against these to block them.
It is a vital piece of legislation which, crucially, has drawn widespread support from a diverse range of people and organisations.
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Yesterday in the Lords, Conservative peer Baroness O'Cathain of The Barbican, attempted to scrap regulations that would allow religious groups to conduct civil partnerships in religious buildings. Baroness O'Cathain was concerned that the rules did not properly safeguard religious groups who objected to civil partnerships. The Baroness made her case: […]
By Jonathan IsabyFollow Jonathan on Twitter Yesterday saw the first day of a two-day debate in the House of Lords on the Government's recently published proposals for introducing a predominantly elected second chamber. Over 100 peers are due to speak in the debate over the two days and yesterday a number of senior Tories – […]