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The latest news relating to the House of Lords Appointments Commission.
11 September 2023
The Commission issued guidelines for those individuals who are considering applying to become a crossbench peer in the House of Lords that have been actively involved with a Political Party.
12 June 2023
The Commission issued a statement in response to media enquiries relating to the publication of the resignation list on 9 June 2023.
2 November 2022
The Commission has signed an agreement with the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACOBA), in relation to the vetting of nominees.
13 October 2022
1 August 2022
Lord Bew has written to Wendy Chamberlain MP.
17 May 2022
Two new non-party political peers, recommended by the House of Lords Appointments Commission, were announced today. The new peers are:
– Shaista Gohir OBE, a leading women’s rights campaigner and highly influential Muslim woman
– Professor Katherine Willis CBE – an internationally recognised expert on nature and the relationship between biodiversity, climate change and human wellbeing
17 March 2022
Lord Bew has written to the Leader of HM Opposition in relation to Peerage Vetting here.
18 January 2022
08 November 2021
Lord Bew has written to the Leader of HM Opposition in relation to peerage vetting standards.
22 December 2020
Lord Paul Bew has written to the Chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee in relation to the political peerage list, published today.
25 October 2018
Lord Paul Bew has today been appointed by the Prime Minister as Chair of the House of Lords Appointments Commission. His term of office will begin on 1st November.
The Commission has published today a report of its work in recommending individuals for appointment as non-party political peers and vetting nominations for peerages for propriety from 2015-2018
Please see our press release for further details.
8 June 2018
Three new non-party political peers, recommended by the House of Lords Appointments Commission, were announced today. The new peers are:
– David Anderson QC, an expert in EU-related law and human rights who, as Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, influenced law and practice in the fields of counter-terrorism and national security.
– Rosie Boycott – an expert in food policy, former journalist, Editor and women’s rights campaigner
– Deborah Bull – a former dancer and leading authority on public engagement with, and the impact of arts, culture and the creative industries