Hereditary Peers: By-elections

(asked on 13th May 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for International Development:

To ask the Leader of the House whether any process for resuming the conduct of by-elections for hereditary peers will be put to a vote of the whole House of Lords before any more such by-elections take place.

This question was answered on 27th May 2020

The House resolved on 23 March that Standing Order 10(6) be suspended until 8 September. No further decisions of the House are required before the provisions of Standing Order 10(6) resume.

The Clerk of the Parliaments is responsible for making the arrangements for individual by-elections. In all recent by-elections those eligible to vote have been able to do so by post.

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