That this House believes that individuals who are given peerages to enable them to serve as Ministers in the House of Lords should relinquish the peerage on leaving the Government.I guess this would also include Digby Jones too. Is it right that someone given a seat in the Legislature and made a Minister by patronage should keep that seat for life once they leave the Government? Whether it be by virtue of the ballot box on the composition of the Commons or simply an end to their role in Government?
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Should Mandelson resign his peerage if he leaves Government?
This is the question that Gordon prentice has asked, albeit indirectly, in a motion he has tabled.
Posted by dizzy at 1/13/2009 11:06:00 am