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British Lords suspended for offering to amend laws for money

Latest update : 2009-05-20

The House of Lords voted unanimously to suspend Lord Peter Truscott and Lord Thomas Taylor - both members of the ruling Labour Party - for taking bribes to amend laws, the first such disciplinary action in over 300 years.

AFP - Britain's upper house of parliament agreed Wednesday to suspend two Lords for offering to amend laws in return for money, the first such disciplinaray action in over 300 years.
  
The House of Lords voted unanimously to suspend Lord Peter Truscott and Lord Thomas Taylor, both members of the ruling Labour Party, for breaching rules which require members to "always act on their personal honour."
  
Their suspension for the rest of the current session of the House of Lords comes amid a separate expenses scandal rocking the lower House of Commons, whose speaker quit Tuesday.

Date created : 2009-05-20

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