The Government announced plans for Lords reforms, including admitting women and paying expenses under the Life Peerages
Days after her death in 1958, women entered the House of Lords for the first time thanks to the Life Peerages
October 30, 1957: The Government reveals details of plans to reform the House of Lords which include creating the first women life peerages
Labour's leader in the Lords, Baroness Smith of Basildon, restated the party's support for a Constitutional Convention and said Mr Cameron had introduced more peers than any PM since 1958, when life peerages
OUSTED Esther McVey is in line for a swift political return as David Cameron dishes out life peerages
EVENTS 1957: The Government reveals details of plans to reform the House of Lords which include creating the first women life peerages
Strangely, this idealism hasn''t prevented any of the four from taking the oath of allegiance to the same Queen - a pre-requisite to taking up their positions (and, more importantly I suspect, their taxpayer-funded salaries); neither has it prevented Senior Plaid Cymru politicians such as Baron Wigley of Caernarfon or Lord Elis-Thomas from accepting life peerages
from the Crown (in fact Dafydd Elis-Thomas is even a member of the Privy Council, a body which directly advises the Monarch herself).
In an otherwise excellent article on the fiftieth anniversary of the Life Peerages
Act 1958 ('Fifty Years of Women Peers', June 2008) Mad Takayanagi was inaccurate by over-abbreviation in listing the types of life peers before 1958.
It would also set up a commission to investigate how life peerages
An end to life peerages
, and two sets of elections - one for the Commons and two years later another for the Lords so the nation can give a mid- term verdict on the Government.
The 500 life peers who will be left after the hereditaries go have been nominated by eight successive Prime Ministers, most of them Tories, since the 1948 Life Peerages
A motley collection of earls, barons, historical throwbacks with centuries- old titles and failed Tory politicians with life peerages
aim to chop and change the Bill's clauses and slow its progress through Parliament.