PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL  PEOPLES PEERS – 11 June 2002

Dr Julian Lewis: Is it not a fact that the scheme was sold to the country on the basis that ordinary people from everyday walks of life would be elevated, independently, to the upper House? Is it not also a fact that the sort of people who have been put there as people's peers under the scheme are simply those who would normally be put there under the usual category of Labour party cronies?