So said a Tory Minister who responded to two questions from a member of the House of Lords that she responded to on Monday. The person who asked the questions was Lord Roberts of Llandudno and the Tory Minister who responded was Baroness Neville-Rolfe. Roger Roberts questions both began with “To ask Her Majesty’s Government” and he went on to ask “whether the restrictions contained within the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925 are a factor in their consideration of recommendations for the appointment of new peers.” and “what consideration they have given to the application of the restrictions imposed by the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925 in relation to recommendations for the appointment of new peers.” The response from Neville for both questions were
It is against the law to ‘sell’ honours or peerages – offering cash for awards – under the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925. Life peerages are vetted by the House of Lords Appointments Commission for matters of propriety, who seek advice from Government Departments and Agencies where appropriate.
So given this response one needs to check the members of the House of Lords that have been invited to join them because of their funding for political party’s.