§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they consider it appropriate for non-British citizens to sit in the House of Lords. [HL5054]
§ The Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine of Lairg)
The Government are content with the existing provisions by which Commonwealth citizens and Irish Republic nationals can take seats in the House of Lords, reflecting the political ties that exist between the United Kingdom and the nations concerned.