House of Lords: Financial Support for Members — Motion to Approve

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:46 pm on 14th December 2009.

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Photo of Lord Gordon of Strathblane Lord Gordon of Strathblane Labour 3:46 pm, 14th December 2009

My Lords, can the noble Lord clarify whether he regards the overnight allowance as part of the architecture, and therefore immovable? If he does, would he care to comment on the previous report by the SSRB, which stated in Appendix 2, paragraph 5.9

"It is our view that the current arrangements for reimbursing the costs of overnight accommodation in London are fit for purpose and set at an appropriate level"?

That was in January 2008, when the level was £174.00.