Responding to the announcement of new appointees to the House of Lords, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
"David Cameron promised to cut the cost of politics, but with this additional phalanx of peers appointed to an already overcrowded House of Lords, taxpayers are entitled to question his commitment to that goal. Peers do an important job scrutinising legislation and holding the government to account, but we are approaching the point when the House will struggle to do so effectively through its sheer size.
"If the House of Lords is to remain a valuable revising chamber, those barely active peers who are no longer fully contributing to the work of the Upper House really should take up the option of retirement."
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