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A Guardian investigation gives rise to fresh questions about the size and effectiveness of the Lords, and the funds that can be claimed even by those who fail to regularly contribute. Just MO but if the HoL is needed to review HoC legislation, surely 100 - 200 is enough  8)

 :o  Eighty-eight peers – about one in nine - never spoke, held a government post or participated in a committee at all.

 ::)  Forty-six peers did not register a single vote, including on Brexit, sit on a committee or hold a post. One peer claimed £25,000 without voting, while another claimed £41,000 but only voted once.

 :-\  More than 270 peers claimed more than £40,000 in allowances, with two claiming more than £70,000.

The former Lords speaker Frances D’Souza, a long-term advocate of reform, said the findings corroborated “what everyone suspects is going on”, and that a minority of peers risked discrediting the hard work of their colleagues. “There’s clearly a need to reduce numbers,” Lady D’Souza said, adding that the research “clearly shows there are people who are attending the House of Lords who are not contributing, and therefore they are simply redundant
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The Guardian’s analysis covers the attendance, participation and allowances claims of 785 lords serving for a full year between 2017 and 2018.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/30/labour-peer-never-spoke-house-of-lords-claims-50000-expenses
« Last Edit: May 31, 2019, 01:36:39 PM by Roger »
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.. “clearly shows there are people who are attending the House of Lords who are not contributing, and therefore they are simply redundant[/i]”.''

Time for a root and branch reform! Parliament costs a huge amount of money but this highlights the danger of people getting appointments for life with no accountability. Surely there should be a mechanism to remove these people who do nothing to contribute to the political development of the UK.


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UK, Thailand, everywhere else, most of these governors/lawmakers are only in it for themselves IMO.
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