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... a comprehensive reform of the House of Lords, which is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom ... Liberal Government which stated...whereas it is intended to substitute for the House of Lords as it at present exists a Second Chamber constituted on a ... reform in the future, the right of hereditary Peers to sit and vote in the House of Lords will be ended by statute.. ...
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... the Government completed a deal with the Lords to remove most of the hereditary Peers and passed the House of Lords Act 1999 leaving amongst the majority of appointed Peers a rump of 92 Hereditary Peers until the ... had a right to be members of the House of Lords as a result of their hereditary status ... This led to some claims (perhaps not all serious) that the elected Hereditary Lords were the only democratic members of the House ...
... The Lords Spiritual of the United Kingdom, also called Spiritual Peers, are the 26 bishops of the established Church of England who serve in the House ...
... To be appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary under the 1876 Act, an individual must have been a practising barrister for a period of fifteen years or must have held a high ... Lords of Appeal in Ordinary were required to retire from judicial office at 70 or 75 years of age, though as peers under the style of Baron they continued to serve as members of the House of Lords in its ... Lords of Appeal in Ordinary were occasionally joined by other Lords of Appeal in exercising the judicial functions of the House of Lords ...
Famous quotes containing the word lords:
“Men of England, wherefore plough
For the lords who lay ye low?”
—Percy Bysshe Shelley (17921822)
“[I]n Great-Britain it is said that their constitution relies on the house of commons for honesty, and the lords for wisdom; which would be a rational reliance if honesty were to be bought with money, and if wisdom were hereditary.”
—Thomas Jefferson (17431826)
“O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark,
The vacant interstellar spaces, the vacant into the vacant,
The captains, merchant bankers, eminent men of letters,
The generous patrons of art, the statesmen and the rulers,
Distinguished civil servants, chairmen of many committees,
Industrial lords and petty contractors, all go into the dark....”
—T.S. (Thomas Stearns)