HL Deb 22 February 1999 vol 597 cc102-3WA
Lord Acton

asked the Chairman of Committees:

Further to his Written Answer on 16 February (WA 70), how many of the 222 hereditary Peers who attended at least one-third of sitting days in the 1997–98 Session of Parliament were:

  1. (a) Labour;
  2. (b) Conservative;
  3. (c) Liberal Democrat;
  4. (d) Cross Bench; and
  5. (e) other. [HL1152]

The Chairman of Committees (Lord Boston of Faversham)

Of the 222 hereditary Peers attending at least one-third of sitting days in Session 1997–98, 15 were Labour peers; 129 were Conservative peers; 16 were Liberal Democrat peers; 60 were Cross-Bench peers; and 2 were peers with no party or Cross-Bench affiliation. These affiliations are defined as those in receipt of the relevant party whip, or those who have notified the Convenor of the Cross-Bench peers of their intention to be independent.