House of Lords Appointments Commission

House of Lords Appointment Commission

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Criteria Guiding the Assessment of Nominations for Non-Party Political Life Peers


Eligibility Criteria  

Any British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen over the age of 21 may be nominated for membership of the House of Lords.  It will decline to consider any nominee who is not resident in the United Kingdom for tax purposes.


Selection Criteria

The Commission will assess nominations against the criteria set out below. It is committed to independent and fair assessment of nominations. Its recommendations will be made on individual merit and not on any other basis.


The Criteria

The Commission will be seeking to recommend nominees: