Response to a complaint regarding expenses claims of Members of the Lords published

09 February 2010

The Clerk of the Parliaments, in his role as Accounting Officer for the House of Lords, has undertaken a series of investigations into the expenses claims of Members of the Lords following a written complaint

He is publishing today the results of his investigations into a number of Members.

Members covered in the report

  • Baroness Barker
  • Lord Colwyn
  • Lord Haworth
  • Baroness Hayman
  • Baroness Morgan of Drefelin
  • Lord Morris of Manchester
  • Baroness Northover
  • Baroness Thornton
  • Baroness Whitaker

Investigations: results

Investigations: process

In the course of his investigations, the Clerk of the Parliaments has examined the expenses claim forms of each Member subject to complaint from the date from which the House of Lords’ Administration retain them (April 2006) to the start of the summer recess in 2009 (July 2009).

Those forms show when the Member claimed overnight subsistence and reimbursement of travel costs from and to the main residence. In addition, the Clerk of the Parliaments has corresponded with Members to obtain answers in writing to certain standard questions about their circumstances.

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