The role of the House of Lords in Legislation

7 May 2013 – Lord Falconer to press on assisted dying law

The Labour peer, Lord Falconer, is looking to table a bill on assisted dying for those with less than 6 months to live; a good example of a bill beginning in the Lords. A great example too of the role of the Lords spiritual, who opposed such a bill in 2006 and 2009 and are likely to do so again. Equally important in here is the role of PGs, with Dignity in Dying, who are for the bill, set against the British Medical Association (think about one of the factors of PG success being your opposition…who is more likely to win of these two?).