Bishops safe as Lords Bill dropped
THE Government dropped its plans to reform the House of Lords
during this Parliament on Monday, which means that the 26 members
of the Bench of Bishops are safe - for the time being.
The Bill had proposed that membership of the House of Lords be
reduced from 826 to 450, and that 80 per cent of members should be
elected. The remaining 20 per cent would be appointed. It also
proposed a reduction in the number of bishops from 26 to 12, to
reflect the smaller size of a reformed Second ...
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