Friday 11 March 2011
Suite 3, Jurys Inn Hotel, 119 Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 4QW
The 1911 Parliament Act, introduced in the wake of the rejection by the House of Lords of Lloyd Georges Peoples Budget and the two general elections of 1910, was the first successful reform of the powers of the upper house and gave constitutional supremacy to the elected House of Commons.
Now, one hundred years after the 1911 Parliament Act, the Liberal Democrat History Groups fringe meeting will examine the development of Lords reform since and look forward to the Coalitions plans for the most far-reaching changes to the House of Lords since the Liberal governments reforms of 1911 ended the upper houses ability to block legislation.
Speakers: Paul Tyler, Lib Dem spokesman on Constitutional Reform in the House of Lords; Lord Norton, Professor of Government, University of Hull. Chair: Baroness Ros Scott.
Report: Lords reform 1911-2011
(from journal ' Journal of Liberal History 71 ')
Report of meeting of March 2011, with Lord Norton and Lord Marks.
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