Debates between Baroness D'Souza and Earl Howe during the 2019 Parliament

House of Lords: Appointments

Debate between Baroness D'Souza and Earl Howe
Thursday 30th January 2020

(4 years, 4 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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Earl Howe Portrait Earl Howe
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My Lords, these are matters under discussion. The Government have not yet decided what will be in the scope of the commission, as the noble Baroness knows, and whether that will include the role of the House of Lords. We will make an announcement about that in due course; the point of my saying this is that the two processes could go side by side rather than together.

Baroness D'Souza Portrait Baroness D'Souza (CB)
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My Lords, could the Minister spell out for us exactly what vetting for propriety entails?

Earl Howe Portrait Earl Howe
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My Lords, regrettably I cannot do that as I do not have the privilege of being a member of your Lordships’ Appointments Commission, so ably chaired by the noble Lord, Lord Bew. I will write to the noble Baroness, having consulted him.