Bishops safe, as Clegg drops Lords’ Bill
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 the Lords' membership be reduced from
826 to 450, and that 80 per cent of members be elected and the
remaining 20 per cent appointed. It also proposed reducing the
number of bishops from 26 to 12, to reflect the smaller size of a
reformed Second Chamber ( ...
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