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Ceremony of Introduction Committee Reports

Ceremony of Introduction - Report

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 26 February 1998.



VOLUME I - CONTENTS
Paragraph
PART 1 BACKGROUND
Introduction 1
The origins of the ceremony 4
Categories of Lords who are introduced 7
Criticism of the ceremony 11
The Committee 16
PART 2 THE COMMITTEE'S OPINION
The reasons for a formal introduction of new members 19
Wearing hats and robes 24
The procession 28
Kneeling to the Lord Chancellor 29
The Letters Patent and Writ 33
"Placing" the new peer 39
Information about the ceremony 44
Limiting the number of Introductions 46

PART 3 SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS

Appendix 1-Membership of the Committee

Appendix 2-List of witnesses


 
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