Peers: Per Capita Costs:Written question - HL5613

Asked on: 24 February 2017
The Senior Deputy Speaker
Peers: Per Capita Costs
Lords
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what is the average cost to the British taxpayer, including salary and expenses but excluding building maintenance costs, of a member of the House of Lords.
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Answered on: 07 March 2017

For the 2015-16 financial year the cost of the House of Lords excluding Estates and Works expenditure and non-cash costs (e.g. depreciation) was £67,932,000. As at 31 March 2016 there were 814 members, making the average cost of a member on this basis £83,000.

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