Houses of Parliament: Members

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th March 2013.

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Photo of Lord Pearson of Rannoch Lord Pearson of Rannoch UKIP

To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the latest average comparative costs, including pension entitlement, office and education allowances, and reduced tax rates, of (1) Members of the House of Lords, (2) Members of the House of Commons, and (3) Members of the European Parliament.

Photo of Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Government do not collect information on comparative costs for Members of Parliament, Members of the House of Lords or Members of the European Parliament.

The website of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (www.parliamentarystandards.org.uk) holds the information in respect of costs for MPs, while the European Parliament website (http://www.europarl.europa.eu) holds the same for MEPs.

The latest information in relation to the costs of members of the Lords are published in the House of Lords Resource Accounts, 2011-12, http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld/ldresource/35/35.pdf.

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