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Moving to an Elected House of Lords

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (BST)

Moving to an Elected House of Lords

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a seminar with Rt. Hon Jack Straw MP

26th August 2009

Unlock Democracy, in association with the Guardian, invite you to a seminar with the Rt. Hon Jack Straw MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice entitled Moving to an Elected House of Lords.
This seminar will discuss how we can move forward House of Lords reform over the next year, followin
g the publication of the Government’s White Paper.  It will focus on the barriers and unresolved questions surrounding this area (for example proportion of the chamber to be elected, what voting system should be used, what would happen to the Bishops and Hereditary/Life peers) and discuss ideas and possible solutions.
The seminar will be interactive with a large proportion of time set aside for questioning from the floor.   The Secretary of State will be briefly interviewed and his responses will then be analysed by an expert panel.  Questions from the audience to the Secretary of State and the panel will then be discussed.
Confirmed panel members include

Polly Toynbee – The Guardian
Peter Facey – Director of Unlock Democracy
Dr Meg Russell – UCL Constitution Unit
The seminar is on Wednesday 26 August at 11.30am in the

Scott Room,The Guardian, Kings Place,  90 York Way, N1 9GU.

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Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9GU London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (BST)

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