Mereworth v Ministry of Justice – WLR Daily

Posted July 7th, 2011 in jurisdiction, law reports, parliament, peerages & dignities by sally

Mereworth v Ministry of Justice [2011] EWHC 1589 (Ch); [2011] WLR (D) 217

“The court did not have jurisdiction to decide whether a hereditary peer was entitled to a writ of summons thereby entitling him to sit and vote in the House of Lords. That question fell within the exclusive cognisance of Parliament and was a matter for the Committee for Privileges.”

WLR Daily, 23rd May 2011