The report has been tabled for approval by the House of Lords on Tuesday 6 April.
Lords’ expenses: investigations by the Clerk of the Parliaments
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 written complaints.
He is publishing today the results of his investigations into four Members.
Members of the Lords covered in the Clerk of the Parliaments' investigations
- Lord Bhatia
- Viscount Falkland
- Baroness Goudie
- Lord Sheldon
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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