Letters: WJ Blundell, September 22, 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron made a visit to Lancing this afternoon SUS-150918-152925001
Prime Minister David Cameron made a visit to Lancing this afternoon SUS-150918-152925001

David Cameron states we are one nation and it is a time of community and equality.

This being the case, why does the tax payer have to fork out to subsidise the catering services in the House of Lords for some of the richest people in the country? We have more than a million people who rely on food banks and this is set to rise. Yet while some rely on charity food, the peers enjoy meals and fine wine heavily subsidised by the tax payer, to the tune of £1.3 million. The peers pick up £300 a day to attend the House. Many have voted for austerity which has cut living standards and services. It can only be described as nothing less than immoral. If the Government wants to save money, get rid of the House of Lords, move the House of Commons in while refurbishment of the building is carried out, and finally convert the House of Lords into self-contained flats for MPs to use as accommodation, thus saving us from having to pay an extortionate amount of money in expenses for second homes allowances to MPs.

W Blundell

Cypress Place, Hunstanton