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#1844878
kanga wrote:
[Incidentally, in that respect, they sometimes resemble obscurer and underreported Select Committees of the House of Lords. There, non-political cross-bench Peers can often provide expertise, and penetrating scrutiny of Bills and witnesses, in ways in which Commons ones cannot.]


I assumed you were about comment on the smell of fox p*ss... I mean, ermine.... :lol: :lol:
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#1844905
Rjk983 wrote:
kanga wrote:
[Incidentally, in that respect, they sometimes resemble obscurer and underreported Select Committees of the House of Lords. There, non-political cross-bench Peers can often provide expertise, and penetrating scrutiny of Bills and witnesses, in ways in which Commons ones cannot.]


I assumed you were about comment on the smell of fox p*ss... I mean, ermine....


[as no smiley ..]

no, I was not. There is an extraordinary range of expertise among cross-bench Peers, very few of whom are there because of any family privilege. Many attend only when there is a Chamber or Committee debate on which they have relevant expert knowledge, frequently greater than that of a Minister or Official. Bills are often usefully amended thereby, which is one reason why Lords Amendments are often accepted by Ministers in the Commons.
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#1844914
kanga wrote:
Rjk983 wrote:
kanga wrote:
[Incidentally, in that respect, they sometimes resemble obscurer and underreported Select Committees of the House of Lords. There, non-political cross-bench Peers can often provide expertise, and penetrating scrutiny of Bills and witnesses, in ways in which Commons ones cannot.]


I assumed you were about comment on the smell of fox p*ss... I mean, ermine....


[as no smiley ..]

no, I was not. There is an extraordinary range of expertise among cross-bench Peers, very few of whom are there because of any family privilege. Many attend only when there is a Chamber or Committe debate on which they have relevant expert knowledge, frequently greater than that of a Minister or Official. Bills are often usefully amended thereby, which is one reason why Lords Amendments are often accepted by Ministers in the Commons.


Very remiss of me, I have edited my original post. Tongue was firmly in cheek, I would much prefer that we still had a full house of hereditary peers and appointed experts [and I stop here so I don’t get barred for political posting...]