Revealed: Labour lords change laws for cash
LABOUR peers are prepared to accept fees of up to Â£120,000 a year to amend laws in the House of Lords on behalf of business clients, a Sunday Times investigation has found.
Four peers â including two former ministers â offered to help undercover reporters posing as lobbyists obtain an amendment in return for cash.
Two of the peers were secretly recorded telling the reporters they had previously secured changes to bills going through parliament to help their clients.
Lord Truscott, the former energy minister, said he had helped to ensure the Energy Bill was favourable to a client selling âsmartâ electricity meters. Lord Taylor of Blackburn claimed he had changed the law to help his client Experian, the credit check company.
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Well that's a bit naughty. I wonder how this is going to play it, is it possible to throw people out of the Lords? Now it could just be chance but it's interesting how the Peers and their responses, apart from that one Labour Peer, seem to break down along party lines.