Lords agrees sanctions against Lord Bhatia, Lord Paul and Baroness Uddin

21 October 2010

The House of Lords considered the three Privileges and Conduct Committee reports on the conduct of Lord Bhatia, Lord Paul and Baroness Uddin on 21 October and agreed to the recommended sanctions against the three Members

Lord Bhatia has been suspended from the House for eight months. Lord Bhatia repaid a total of £27,446, which he was found to have wrongly claimed, on 5 October 2010.

Lord Paul has been suspended from the House for four months. Lord Paul repaid £41,982 to the House in late 2009.

Baroness Uddin has been suspended from the House until the end of the current session of Parliament and the House agreed that she had wrongly claimed a total of £125,349.10. The Clerk of the Parliaments will make arrangements to recover this money.

Further information

The House of Lords Privileges and Conduct Committee reports followed investigations into the three Members’ use of the financial support available to Members of the House of Lords by the Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct.

The reports found the Members to have breached the rules on Members’ use of financial support and recommended sanctions against them.

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