Thursday, 27 December 2018 14:50


Unelected Lords drank hundreds of bottles of champagne over the last year – at a time when foodbank demand is rising. 

Figures revealed under Freedom of Information show that bars and restaurants in the House of Lords sold 369 bottles of own-label champagne in 2017/18, with the luxury alcohol selling for £43 a bottle. 

The House of Lords also sold 292 bottles of prosecco and 25 bottles of rose champagne. 

Lords are entitled to £300 allowance for each day they turn up at Westminster. 

Commenting, SNP MSP Bill Kidd said:

“The House of Lords is a democratic disgrace – with party donors and cronies given a say on our laws without the chance for voters to kick them out. 

“It’ll stick in the craw of voters to hear that these unelected Lords are guzzling champagne and prosecco while others are struggling. 

“The Lords are just one of the ways in which the Westminster system is archaic and out of touch – and they should be scrapped for good.”

The total number of bottles of House of Lords Champagne NV purchased in the House of Lords in 2017/18    369

The total number of bottles of House of Lords Rose Champagne purchased in the House of Lords in 2017/18    25

The total number of bottles of House of Lords Prosecco purchased in the House of Lords in 2017/18    292

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