The reason for the award of these extra peerages
is entirely political.
2mi l lio Edmiston, who donated around PS4million through various firms, got a peerage
in 2010 but stepped down last week.
Downing Street has refused to comment on claims that David Cameron is to give peerages
to leading Conservative supporters Brady and former Marks & Spencer chairman Sir Stuart Rose.
Here we have the Chief Secretary to the Treasury receiving a fivefigure sum from someone who was then handed a peerage
Deputy PM Nick Clegg conferred a peerage
upon businessman Rumi Verjee, who has donated three-quarters of a million pounds to the Liberal Democrats during the party's turbulent spell in power.
Lord [Mike] Storey of Liverpool, with congratulations cards in his office at Plantation School, Halewood, after his peerage
was announced Picture: ANDREW TEEBAY
It is the latest sting for Mr Byers after Gordon Brown signaled the North Tyneside MP would not be getting a peerage
Businessman and 'Apprentice' star Sir Alan Sugar is set to receive a peerage
as part of a new enterprise role in Gordon Brown's Government.
He told peers: "If, like Lord Laid-law, you give cast iron undertakings to the House of Lords Appointments Commission that you will immediately become resident for tax purpose in this country in order to get a peerage
and then flagrantly dishonour them you have simply obtained a peerage
under false pretences.
Former Scottish Parliament presiding officer Lord Steel introduced a Bill which would strip anyone who has served more than a year in prison of their peerage
One of the Labour donors caught up in the cash-for-honours controversy last night admitted discussing receiving a life peerage
with the party's chief fundraiser.
Are we dealing with the peerage