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Posted by Tryval - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by phlophf-409902 - 3 years ago

...................or the cocaine

 

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Posted by one4all-436374 - 3 years ago

Yes, we need a second chamber  but we certainly do not need 800 members in it, 150 -200 would be sufficient.  The savings can go towards the renovation costs.

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Posted by Mickrest - 3 years ago

The House of Lords is a very important second chamber in the UK Parliament. It has 3 specific functions:

- Helping to shape new laws
- In-depth consideration of public policy
- Holding the Government to account (absolutely critical function)

In recent years it has helped to refine / define many inportant policies / pieces of legislaton (e.g. streamlining public bodies and quangos, insisting on parity of treatment for NHS treatment of people with physical and / or mental disabilities, ensuring that the UK has leading stem cell researtch facilities, improvemnets in our educational system)

Although the members of the House of Lords are people with years of experiece within government, there is some merit, in my view, with the idea that they should be elected, but the basic criteria for running for election must be that they have the necessary governmental / industrial / educational etc. experience.