The Constitution Unit


House of Lords reform: Commentaries

Principal Investigators: Robert Hazell, Meg Russell and others

Since its establishment, the Constitution Unit has been well-respected for its interventions on the subject of House of Lords reform. During this time the government has pursued many initiatives on the subject, including a bill in 1999, five White Papers, establishment of a Royal Commission and two parliamentary joint committees. The Unit has done several large-scale research projects in this area (listed on separate pages on this website) but has also contributed frequently to general debate on Lords reform through publication of occasional briefings, often in response to government initiatives. These papers are listed here.

Readers interested in House of Lords reform should also check the pages for our past project on lessons from overseas, and our current project on the working of the contemporary House of Lords.