The ever expanding House of Lords

The House of Lords is now the second largest legislative chamber in the world.

David Cameron has just announced his latest list of 45 new peers, exercising his right to choose the number, timing and party balance of appointments to the House of Lords. In the face of heavy criticism, Hannah White from the Institute for Government examines Cameron’s motives for proceeding with the appointments.

The Institute for Government is an independent charity working to increase government effectiveness.

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