The High Court has held that the right to information under section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 does not apply to information relating to the conferring of a life peerage. It was held that the exception set out in section 37 of the Data Protection Act, ‘the conferring by the Crown of any honour or dignity’ would apply in respect of the granting of peerages.

Raminder Ranger v House of Lords Appointments Commission (2015)