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Five rows of pictures of white men dominate the top of the Sunday Times front page as it leads on a special investigation into the role of hereditary peers who “cost the taxpayer more and contribute less than life peers do”. Pointing out that there are no women among their cohort, the paper says its analysis of the system reveals that hereditary peers have cost the public purse nearly £50m in expenses since 2001. It calculates that the average hereditary has spoken in the chamber 50 times in the last five years, compared with 82 for life peers.