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45. Thirty-six Life Peers were created in the
period covered by this report and the total number of those entitled
to sit in the House on 31 March 2001 was 683.
46. The House of Lords Appointments Commission,
an independent body set up by the Prime Minister in May 2000 to
make recommendations on the appointment of non party-political
members of the House of Lords, invited applications in September
2000. From the 3,166 received, the Commission published the names
of 15 new independent members of the House in April 2001.
47. The average daily attendance at the House
was 346 and over 330 Lords attended more than half of the sittings
in 2000. Membership of the House by political party or group is
10 See Appendix B, page 48. Back