49 peers claim daily allowance without speaking in Lords chamber
Analysis from the Independent newspaper found a total of 117 peers did not speak in the main chamber in 2015 – although a number of those may have done work on committees, voted on legislation, or other activities.
Some of those who claimed the daily allowance averaged more than £4,000 a month, the newspaper added.
SNP MP Kirsty Blackman, whose party does not take seats in the House of Lords, said: “This is not the way to run a modern democracy. It’s not the way the country should be run. We have got all these people who are stuck there forever.”