§ Lord Coleraine
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Jay of Paddington on 2 March (WA 174), whether they will give the number of Peers taking no party whip, in the following categories:
- (a) peers by succession; and
- (b) life Peers (including hereditary Peers of the first creation, but excluding the Law Lords and bishops);
- and, in each category, the numbers of Peers whom they identify as independent and the number of Peers whom they identify as supporting each political party. [HL1406]
§ The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Jay of Paddington)
As at 1 March 1999, there are 105 life Peers (including hereditary Peers of the first creation but excluding the Law Lords and bishops) and 286 hereditary Peers who do not take a party whip and who are eligible to attend the House of Lords.
The voting record of individual Peers in the current Session is not available. It is not possible, therefore, to provide the specific details requested.