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By Ludo Thierry:

The ever excellent SNP MP Tommy Sheppard has combined with the National to circulate some useful short-form update info on the House of Lords reflection of today’s Scottish society (spoiler – no realistic reflection whatsoever). Link and snippet below: (Note in particular the disparity in privately purchased education percentage amongst ‘Scottish’ peers as compared to the relevant full population figures – privilege can be, and is being, purchased every day of the year in ‘British’ Scotland):

https://www.thenational.scot/news/18139045.hard-facts-lords-analysis/

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