David Cameron has been told by a group of senior peers that the House of Lords is a"full house".
Cameron has created more Lords in a shorter time than any of his predecessors. He has confirmed what most people think, he's an old time Torry in different clothing.
JOBS FOR FRIENDS MUST STOP!
CAMERON TOLD BY THE HOUSE. "stop creating new members".
Cameron once touted that The House Lords value was questionable, once in power he has had a rethink, or is it pay back time?
The prime minister has created more peers more quickly than any of his post-war predecessors, having ennobled 117 people in less than a year.
The House of Lords now has 792 members who are entitled to attend and vote.
The peers warn that this number is "unsustainable" and is damaging the effectiveness of the Lords.
The warning comes in a report from the independent Constitution Unit at University College London and has been endorsed by 13 peers from all parties.
The former Cabinet Secretary Lord Butler; former Speaker Baroness Boothroyd; convenor of the independent crossbenchers, Baroness De Souza; former Labour leader of the Lords Baroness Jay; former Tory Cabinet ministers Lord Forsyth and Lord Mackay of Clashfern; former Labour cabinet minister Lord Adonis; former Liberal leader Lord Steel of Aikwood; and former Master of the Rolls Lord Woolf.'Overcrowded'
The the House of Lords is now so overcrowded members are competing for seats in the chamber and office space outside.
Many peers are frustrated at their inability to take part in debates and they warn that the rapid influx of new peers - particularly ex-MPs - has had a negative impact on the Lords' ability to carry out their duties.
Lords was asked the simplest but most intelligent question in 20 years
of accounting standard setting.
What does going concern mean?
It took the House of Lords to identify that going concern was THE QUESTION..
Because directors and the auditors sign accounts off on it, the buck stops with them.
DOES THE WORLD NEED 792 PEERS TO TELL US THAT!