A report - entitled House of Lords: Fact vs Fiction says that more than a third of Lords previously worked in politics, and more than half were over 70 years old, while only two were younger than 39.
Members of the House of Lords who did not vote in the last parliamentary session claimed £100,000 in expenses, a report has found. From 2010-15 a total of £360,000 was claimed by 62 peers who did not vote, theElectoral Reform Society said. It also found that 10 peers were responsible for claiming £260,000 of the £360,000 from 2010-2015.
The society estimates that if the prime minister forges ahead with plans to appoint 50 additional members of the Lords it will cost at least £1.3m per year.