SOME facts and figures about the House of Lords from SNP MP Tommy Sheppard’s analysis:

  • Number of peers: 781
  • Number of “Scotland’s peers” identified by SNP research paper: 87
  • Scotland’s peers by party: Labour 33%, Tory 30%, Crossbench 21%, Lib Dem 15%, Ukip 1%, SNP 0%
  • Scotland’s peers who support Scottish independence: 0%
  • Scottish peers who support remaining in the UK: 100%
  • Female Scottish peers: 14%
  • Female Scottish MPs: 29%
  • Percentage of Scotland’s population who are female: 51%
  • Percentage of Scotland’s peers who are over 65: 70%
  • Percentage of Scotland’s population aged over 65: 22%
  • Percentage of Scotland’s peers who are aged between 16 and 44: 1%
  • Percentage of Scotland’s population aged between 16 and 44: 44%
  • Percentage of Scotland’s peers who were privately schooled: 60%
  • Percentage of Scotland’s population who were private educated: 0.054%
  • Total expenses bill of Scotland’s peers 2017/2018: £2,939,035
  • Most expensive of Scotland’s peers: David Steel, total expenses £58,492; £591 per day

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