Enough toilets to meet demand in House of Lords

Lord Sewell assured peers that there were enough toilets in the House of Lords. Credit: PA Wire

Peers were relieved to hear the news that there are enough toilets in the House of Lords to meet the needs of their growing numbers.

Chairman of committees Lord Sewel said there were 57 male urinals, 85 male WCs, and 73 female WCs in the Lords, as well as 40 WCs "not assigned to either gender".

Lord Sewell was replying to a question from former Labour minister Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to assure him that there were enough toilets for members and staff.

Thirty new peers were announced by the Prime Minister in August taking the working total to 785 - making it one of the largest legislatures in the world, second only to the Chinese National Party Congress.