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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Our House? Should the House of Lords be moved north?

This event is held in partnership with the House of Lords as part of Parliament Week 2012 and aims to provide an insight of the House of Lords as well as exploring how it can best represent the North East region.

Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University
Thursday 22nd November, 7pm to 8.45pm

As part of a two day visit to the North East, The Lord Speaker Baroness D'Souza will give a fascinating lecture on the role of the House of Lords - its day to day work, its variety of Members, and the changes that have taken place in the House over the last century

This will be followed by an IPPR North Debate: Should the House of Lords be moved north?

The speakers in the debate will be:
o         Lord Bates (campaigner, North East businessman and former MP)
o         Lord Shipley (former Leader of Newcastle City Council)
o         Alastair Clark (University of Newcastle)
o         Gerry Foley (Chair), Political Editor ITV Tyne Tees
To book a place, please e-mail or call 020 7219 1650