Eli, reading the News of the Carrots (well not quite, Bernard J found it first) came across this from the Clerk of the Parliament to Chris Monckton
Dear Lord Monckton
There are some who are hard of learning and who cannot be told. Chris is likely one of them.
My predecessor, Sir Michael Pownall, wrote to you on 21 July 2010, and again on 30 July 2010, asking that you cease claiming to be a Member of the House of Lords, either directly or by implication. It has been drawn to my attention that you continue to make such claims.
In particular, I have listened to your recent interview with Mr Adam Spencer on Australian radio. In response to the direct question, whether or not you were a Member of the House of Lords, you said "Yes, but without the right to sit or vote". You later repeated, "I am a Member of the House".I must repeat my predecessor's statement that you are not and have never been a Member of the House of Lords.