Strengthening of Lords 'leave of absence' arrangements recommended. Leader's Group on Members Leaving the House – First Report The report also recommends that Members should be able to take permanent voluntary retirement from the House of Lords.
The Group makes clear though that any mechanisms to allow members to leave the House of Lords permanently should not create any additional costs to the taxpayer. On strengthening leave of absence, the report recommends: House of Lords reform: what next? We don’t need an elected Lords – just a much smaller one. When I took my seat in the Lords as a very nervous 21-year-old, Manny Shinwell, the redoubtable Labour peer, welcomed me with the words ‘I knew your grandmother Nancy.
She was a rebel like me. Enjoy yourself. You won’t be here long before they chuck you out.’ Time to bolster the independent appointments commission? Tony Greaves, Lib Dem Lord. Impact on Scrutiny. UCL House Full Report II. House Full Report UCL. Small-scale Reforms. No Space to Sit Down.