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By Chris Ballinger

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condominium of Lords reform is usually characterized as unfinished enterprise: a riddle that has been left unanswered considering the fact that 1911. yet hardly can an unanswered riddle have had such a lot of solutions provided, although few were accredited; certainly, whilst Viscount Cave was once invited within the mid-1920s to steer a cupboard committee on Lords reform, he complained of discovering 'the flooring coated by way of an embarrassing mass of proposals'.That embarrassing mass elevated through the 20th century. a lot ink has been spilled on what will be performed with the higher apartment of Parliament; less ink has been expended on why reform has been so tricky to achieve.

This ebook analyses intimately the significant makes an attempt to reform the home of Lords. beginning with the Parliament Act of 1911 the publication examines the century of non-reform that undefined, drawing upon tremendous archival resources, lots of that have been under-utilised previously. those assets problem the various present understandings of the historical past of condominium of Lords reform and the explanations for fulfillment or failure of reform makes an attempt. The ebook starts by means of arguing opposed to the preferred concept that the 1911 Act used to be meant via its supporters to be a brief measure.

'No one – friends incorporated – may be allowed to pronounce concerning the way forward for the home of Lords with out examining Chris Ballinger's authoritative, clever and readable account approximately reform makes an attempt over the last century. He punctures numerous widely-held myths and claims within the present debate.'
Rt Hon Peter Riddell CBE
Director, Institute for presidency and previous Hansard Society chair

'This is right now an impeccably researched educational examine, and a completely readable account loaded with classes for brand new would-be Lords reformers.'
Lord (David) Lipsey

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