House of Lords: Membership - continued


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PART IV

COMPOSITION OF THE HOUSE

COMPOSITION OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS BY PEERAGE TYPE
AT 13TH OCTOBER 1999
    Archbishops and bishops
26
    Peers by succession
751(17 women)
    Hereditary peers of first creation
8
    Life peers under the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876
27
    Life peers under the Life Peerages Act 1958
518(101 women)
TOTAL.1,330
Including:
      Lords without Writs of Summons.
65(3 minors)
      Peers on leave of absence from the House.
52

10 persons who had inherited peerages have disclaimed them for life (3 of these now sit in the House by virtue of other titles).


COMPOSITION OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS BY RANK
AT 13TH OCTOBER 1999
Prince (of the Blood Royal)1
Archbishops2
Dukes + Dukes of Blood Royal 25+3
Marquesses34
Earls + Countesses 170+5
Viscounts102
Bishops24
Barons/Lords + Baronesses + Ladies 851 + 110
TOTAL1,330


PARTY STRENGTHS IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS
AT 13TH OCTOBER 1999

PartyLife
Peers
Hereditary PeersLords
Spiritual
Total
Of First
Creation
By
Succession
Conservative1722297 471
Labour160118 179
Liberal Dem.49023 72
Cross Bench1285220 353
Other 3208026138
 5418638261,213

N.B: The figures in the above table are based on those peers who are currently eligible to attend the House Lords (ie. Peers without Writs of Summons (65) or on leave of absence (52) are excluded.)


PART V

NEW PEERAGES ANOUNCED SINCE: 31st December 1998

In correspondence the person concerned should continue to be addressed by the name in the left hand column until a title is listed in the middle column.
New Year's Honours: 31.12.98
NameTitleDate announced
New Year's Honours list announced - 31.12.98
Birthday Honours list announced - 12.6.99
Working peers list announced - 19.6.99
E Wessex announced - 19.6.99
L. Robertson of Port Ellen announced - 24.8.99
 
NameFull TitleHonours List
HRH Prince Edward Antony Richard LouisThe Earl of Wessex19.6.99
 
ASHTON, CatherineThe Baroness Ashton of Upholland19.6.99
BARKER, Miss Elizabeth JeanThe Baroness Barker19.6.99
BLOOD, Miss May, MBEThe Baroness Blood MBE19.6.99
BRADSHAW, Professor William PeterThe Lord Bradshaw19.6.99
BRETT, William HenryThe Lord Brett19.6.99
CARLILE, Alexander Charles, QCThe Lord Carlile of Berriew QC19.6.99
ELDER, MurrayThe Lord Elder19.6.99
FAULKNER, Richard OliverThe Lord Faulkner of Worcester19.6.99
FELLOWES, Rt Hon. Sir Robert, GCB GCVO QSOThe Lord Fellowes GCB GCVO QSO12.6.99
FILKIN, David Geoffrey Nigel, CBEThe Lord Filkin CBE19.6.99
FORSYTH, The Rt Hon. Sir Michael BruceThe Rt Hon. Lord Forsyth of Drumlean19.6.99
FOSTER, Sir Norman Robert, OMThe Lord Foster of Thames Bank OM12.6.99
GALE, AnitaThe Baroness Gale19.6.99
GAVRON, Robert, CBEThe Lord Gavron CBE19.6.99
GOLDSMITH, Peter Henry, QCThe Lord Goldsmith QC19.6.99
GRABINER, Anthony Stephen, QCThe Lord Grabiner QC19.6.99
HANHAM, Mrs Joan Brownlow, CBE JPThe Baroness Hanham CBE19.6.99
HARRIS, Mrs Angela Felicity, DLThe Baroness Harris of Richmond DL19.6.99
HARRISON, Lyndon Henry ArthurThe Lord Harrison19.6.99
HOWELLS, Mrs Rosalind Patricia-Anne, OBEThe Baroness Howells of St. Davids OBE19.6.99
IMBERT, Sir Peter Michael, QPM JPThe Lord Imbert QPM JP31.12.98
KING, TarsemThe Lord King of West Bromwich19.6.99
KIRKHAM, Sir GrahamThe Lord Kirkham19.6.99
LAIRD, JohnThe Lord Laird19.6.99
LEA, David Edward, OBEThe Lord Lea of Crondall OBE19.6.99
LIPSEY, David LawrenceThe Lord Lipsey19.6.99
McINTOSH, Mrs Genista MaryThe Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall19.6.99
MacKENZIE, Hector UisdeanThe Lord MacKenzie of Culkein19.6.99
MASSEY, Doreen ElizabethThe Baroness Massey19.6.99
O'NEILL, Dr Onora Sylvia, CBEThe Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve CBE31.12.98
OXBURGH, Sir Ernest Ronald, KBE PhD FRSThe Lord Oxburgh KBE PhD FRS12.6.99
PATEL, Sir Narendra (Babubhai)The Lord Patel31.12.98
PRASHAR, Usha Kumari, CBEThe Baroness Prashar CBE12.6.99
RENNARD, Christopher John, MBEThe Lord Rennard MBE19.6.99
ROBERTSON, George Islay MacNeill RobertsonThe Lord Robertson of Port Ellen24.8.99
ROGAN, Dennis Robert DavidThe Lord Rogan19.6.99
SHARMAN, Colin Morven, OBEThe Lord Sharman OBE19.6.99
SMITH, PeterThe Lord Smith of Leigh19.6.99
STERN, Vivien Helen, CBEThe Baroness Stern OBE12.6.99
STEVENSON, Henry Dennistoun (Dennis), CBEThe Lord Stevenson of Coddenham CBE12.6.99
TROTMAN, Sir Alexander JamesThe Lord Trotman31.12.98
WALDEGRAVE, The Rt Hon, William ArthurThe Lord Waldegrave of North Hill19.6.99
WARWICK, DianaThe Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe19.6.99
WATSON, Professor Alan John, CBEThe Lord Watson of Richmond19.6.99
WHITAKER, Mrs JanetThe Baroness Whitaker19.6.99
WILKINS, Rosalie CatherineThe Baroness Wilkins19.6.99
WILLIAMSON, Sir David Francis, GCMG CBThe Lord Williamson of Horton GCMG CB31.12.98
WOOLMER, Kenneth JohnThe Lord Woolmer of Leeds19.6.99









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