Letter: Lording it

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Sir: I would suggest a solution to the Prime Minister's problem with the upper house: the appointment of contract employed Peers. Give honourable, intelligent Labour faithfuls a weekly Pullman ticket, bed, board, pounds 500 expenses and treat them like Lords for a week in exchange for voting as necessary to support his Government.

I would be a volunteer, as would a considerable number of my friends currently retired early. It would make us feel useful again. Before Christmas please - the money would be handy.

CHRIS McPARLIN

Altrincham, Greater Manchester

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