As a revising chamber it undoubtedly needs reforming, but I couldn’t help contrasting this with the Scottish Parliament committee system which seems toothless, lacking ability, and would have caved in under SNP pressure in a situation like Monday night’s, as it always has in the past eight years.
Willow Row, Stonehaven
A rather large attendance of 550 unelected peers attended the House of Lords on Monday due to a rather contentious matter being on the agenda, that of the future of tax credits for millions of hard-working families in our country. Pleased as I was with the outcome, I could not help myself as I contemplated the undivided country we live in.
Those 550 unelected peers, drooling over benefit payments for millions, can each claim a whopping £300 per day for the privilege of attending this debate, a whopping £170,000 bill to the taxpayers.
Surely the time has come for a complete root and branch reform or complete abolition of the House of Lords.
Catriona C Clark
Hawthorn Drive, Falkirk