House of Lords reforms will remove hereditary principle – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 21st, 2009 in constitutional reform, news, parliament, peerages & dignities by sally

“Reforms unveiled today by Jack Straw as part of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill will remove the hereditary principle from the House of Lords and allow for the disqualification of peers found guilty of serious criminal offences.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 20th July 2009