The House of Lords has published details of Members’ claims under the system of financial support available to Members for the full financial year 2009/10 and the first quarter of 2010/11.
Members of the House of Lords are not paid salaries but they can claim, within prescribed limits, expenses and allowances arising from performance of their parliamentary duties.
Detailed figures for the categories of expenses and allowances for the 2009/10 financial year and for the first quarter of the financial year 2010/11, together with a briefing paper explaining the system until 1 October 2010, are published today.
The publication of information from the first quarter of 2010/11 is part of the new publication scheme whereby Members’ claims are published quarterly rather than annually.
A new system of financial support for Members of the Lords came into effect from 1 October 2010.
After the publication of claims for the second quarter of the 2010/11 financial year, in spring 2011, the expenses for Members of the Lords will be published in a new format under the new system.