With the help of the Lords Library I have updated the information on the age of current Members of the House of Lords.
It shows that since October 2014 the average age has dropped…from 70.12 to 69.
Given the large number of new Members this is scarcely earth shattering but I suppose its a step in the right direction.
The Prime Minister is very frustrated by the rejuvenated activity of the House of Lords. Perhaps he now regrets allowing the 2012 Lords Reform Bill to collapse.
Here are the complete figures:
Age; Number of Members Jan 2016; Number of Members Oct 2014;
30-39 2 2
40-49 38 29
50-59 108 111
60-69 266 249
70-79 300 290
80-89 131 136
90-99 15 29
Total Number of Peers 860 846
Average Age 69 70.12
Please note that the total number of Members includes all current Members of the House, including those currently on leave of absence or disqualification.