A piece published on the BBC website yesterday. The extract of interest to followers of this blog:
The day’s Ten Minute Rule Bill, from the Conservative Philip Davies, is on female succession to hereditary titles – asking for the abolition of male primogeniture for hereditary titles.
Under current law, first born daughters are discriminated against in favour of younger brothers and therefore women are, with a tiny number of exceptions, not entitled to stand in the by-elections for the 92 hereditary seats in the House of Lords.
The bill has cross-party support including from Maria Miller, the Chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee.
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