Here is the full list of 27 working peers announced by the government on Friday:
Irene Adams, MP for Paisley North 1990-2005. Member, Select Committee for Scottish Affairs, 1997-2005 (Chair, 2001-2005); Chairmen's Panel, 1998-2005; Finance and Services, 2001-2005 and Liaison, 2001-2005.
Donald Anderson, MP for Monmouth 1966-1970 and Swansea East, 1974-2005. Opposition spokesman for foreign affairs, 1983-1992, on defence, 1993-1994 and Shadow Solicitor General, 1994-1995. Chairman, Foreign Affairs Select Committee, 1997-2005.
Tony Banks, MP for Newham North West, 1983-1997 and West Ham, 1997-2005. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Culture, Media and Sport, 1997 to 1999.
Lynda Clark, MP for Edinburgh Pentlands, 1997-2005. Advocate General for Scotland, 1999-2005.
Jean Corston, MP for Bristol East, 1992-2005. Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, 1997-2001; Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party, 2001- 2005.
Jack Cunningham, MP for Whitehaven 1970-1983 and Copeland 1983-2005. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy, 1976-1979; Opposition spokesman on industry, 1979-1983; Member of the Shadow Cabinet, 1983-95 and 1996-97; Spokesman on the environment, 1983-1989; Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, 1989-1992; Opposition front bench Spokesman on foreign and Commonwealth affairs, 1992-1994; on trade and industry, 1994-1995; on national heritage, 1995-1997; Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1997-1998; Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1998-1999.
Derek Foster, MP for Bishop Auckland 1979 -2005. North Regional Whip, 1981-1982; Opposition front bench spokesman for social security, 1982-1983; Parliamentary Private Secretary to Neil Kinnock as Leader of the Opposition, 1983-1985; Opposition Chief Whip 1985-1995; Opposition front bench spokesman on the Duchy of Lancaster, 1995-1997.
George Foulkes, MP for South Ayrshire 1979-1983 and Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley 1983-2005. Opposition spokesman on European and Community Affairs, 1984-1985; on foreign affairs, 1985-1992; on defence, 1992-1993 and on overseas development, 1994-1997. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of International Development, 1997-2001; Minister of State, Scotland Office, 2001-2002.
Alan Howarth, MP for Stratford-upon-Avon 1983-1997 and for Newport East 1997-2005. Parliament Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Science, 1989-1992; Education and Employment, 1997-1998 and at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, 1998-2001.
Lewis Moonie, MP for Kirkcaldy 1987-2005. Opposition front bench spokesman on technology, 1990-1992; on science and technology, 1992-1997; on industry, 1994-1997; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State 2000-03 and Minister for Veterans Affairs, 2001-2003, Ministry of Defence.
Estelle Morris, MP for Birmingham Yardley 1992-2005. Opposition Whip, 1994-1995; Opposition spokesman for education and employment, 1995-1997; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (School Standards), Department for Education and Employment, 1997-1998; Minister of State, Department of Education and Employment, 1998-2001; Secretary of State for Education and Skills, 2001-2002; Minister of State (Minister for the Arts), Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2003-2005.
Martin O'Neill, MP for Stirlingshire East and Clackmannan 1979-1983, Clackmannan 1983-1997, Ochil 1997-2005. Opposition spokesman on Scottish affairs, 1980-1984, on defence matters, 1984-1988; energy, 1992-1995; Chief Opposition spokesman on defence, 1988-1992.
Chris Smith, MP for Islington South and Finsbury 1983-2005. Opposition spokesman on treasury and economic affairs, 1987-1992; Principal Opposition spokesman on environmental protection, 1992-1994; on national heritage, 1994-1995; on social security, 1995-1996; on health, 1996-1997; Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, 1997-2001.
Clive Soley, MP for Hammersmith North 1979-1983, Hammersmith 1983-1997 and Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush 1997-2005. Opposition front bench spokesman on Northern Ireland, 1981-1984, on home affairs, 1984-1987, on housing, 1987-1992.
Ann Taylor, MP for Bolton West 1974-1983 and Dewsbury 1987-2005. Opposition spokesman on education, 1979-1981, on housing, 1981-1983, on home affairs, 1987-1990 (Shadow Water Minister, 1988) on the environment, 1990-1992; on education, 1992-1994; Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1994-1995 and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, 1994-1997; President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons, 1997-1998; Government Chief Whip, 1998-2001.
Dennis Turner, MP for Wolverhampton South East 1987-2005. Opposition Whip, 1993-1997; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for International Development, 1997-2001.
Virginia Bottomley, MP for Surrey South West 1984-2005. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, 1988-1989; Minister for Health, 1989-1992; Secretary of State for Health, 1992-1995; for National Heritage, 1995-1997.
Sir Alastair Goodlad, High Commissioner to Australia 2000-2005. MP for Northwich, 1974-1983 and Eddisbury, 1983-1999. Minister for State, FCO, 1992-1995; Parliamentary Secretary to HM Treasury and Government Chief Whip, 1995-1997; Opposition front bench spokesman on international development, 1997-1998.
Sir Archibald Hamilton, MP for Epsom and Ewell 1978-2001. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence Procurement, 1986-1987; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, 1987-1988; Minister of State for the Armed Forces, 1988-1993.
Sir Nicholas Lyell, MP for Hemel Hempstead 1979-1983, Mid Bedfordshire 1983-1997 and North East Bedfordshire 1997-2001. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health and Social Security, 1986-1987; Solicitor General, 1987-1992; Attorney General, 1992-1997.
Sir Brian Mawhinney, MP for Peterborough 1979-1997, Cambridgeshire North 1997-2005. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1986-1990; Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office, 1990-1992; Minister of State, Department of Health, 1992-1994; Secretary of State for Transport, 1994-1995; Minister without Portfolio and Chairman of the Conservative Party, 1995-1997; Opposition front bench spokesman on home affairs, 1997-1998.
Gillian Shephard, MP for South West Norfolk 1987-2005. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Social Security, 1989-1990; Minister of State, HM Treasury, 1990-1992; Secretary of State for Employment, 1992-1993; Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1993-1994; Secretary of State for Education, later Education and Employment, 1994-1997; Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, 1997; Opposition front bench spokesman on the environment, transport and the regions, 1997-1999; Deputy Chairman, Conservative Party, 1991-1992 and 2002-2005.
David Chidgey, MP for Eastleigh 1994-2005. Liberal Democrat spokesman for employment, 1994-1995; on transport, 1995-1997, trade and industry, 1997-1999.
Nigel Jones, MP for Cheltenham, 1992-2005. Liberal Democrat spokesman on England, local government and housing, 1992-1993; on science and technology, 1993-1999; on consumer affairs, 1995-1997; on culture, media and sport, 1997-1999; on international development, 1999-2005.
Sir Archibald Kirkwood, MP for Roxburgh and Berwickshire 1983-2005. Liberal Democrat convenor and spokesman on welfare, 1988-1992; on social security, 1992-1994 and from 1997-2001; on community care, 1994-1997; Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, 1992-1997.
Jenny Tonge, MP for Richmond Park 1997-2005. Liberal Democrat spokesman on international development, 1999-2003, for children, 2003-2004.
Paul Tyler, MP for Bodmin, 1974, North Cornwall 1992-2005. Liberal Democrat spokesman on agriculture and rural affairs, 1992-1997; on transport, 1994-1995; on food, 1997-1999; Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, 1997-2001; Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, 1997-2005.