House of Lords: Allowances

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th February 2012.

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Photo of Lord Maginnis of Drumglass Lord Maginnis of Drumglass UUP

To ask the Chairman of Committees, in the light of the non-alignment of the recess dates for the House of Commons and the House of Lords and the interaction between members of both Houses, including meetings with Ministers, whether he will instigate a review of the basis on which members of the House of Lords who live far from London may be reimbursed for travel to Westminster on parliamentary business.

Photo of Lord Brabazon of Tara Lord Brabazon of Tara Chair, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords), Chair, Liaison Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords), Chair, Procedure Committee (Lords), Chair, Refreshment Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee of Selection (Lords), Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords), Chair, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence, Chairman of Committees, House of Lords, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

Financial support for Members is a matter for the House Committee and such a proposal would need to be considered by that Committee. No such proposal has been submitted to the House Committee and I do not intend to instigate a review.

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