12 OCTOBER 2011

In this briefing you will find:

  • A submission to the House of Lords Joint Select Committe on the Reform Bill that was made by the Counting Women In Coalition ( a group consisting of the Centre for Women and Democracy, the Electoral Reform Society, the Fawcett Society and the Hansard Society)
  • Details on the benefits of a more equal legislature
  • Recommendations including, that the legislation should require political parties to ensure the selection of equal
    numbers of women and men as candidates for election to the new Upper House and that the Appointment Commission should be statutorily required to appoint equal numbers of women and men as peers in a reformed, hybrid House of Lords

Link to the Report: CWI Submission to the House of Lords Reform Joint Select Committee