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Financial Support for Members of the House of Lords

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2011

This Library Note outlines the development of expense allowances payable to members of the House of Lords, and provides statistics on their rates and overall cost.

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This House of Lords Library Note looks at the development of expense allowances for members of the House of Lords since 1944. This includes a chronology of key debates and motions, as well as a summary table. In the second part of the Note, the cost of members’ expenses are placed within the context of the overall cost of the House of Lords since the Life Peerages Act 1958.

Lords Library notes LLN-2011-039

Author: Patrick Vollmer

Topics: House of Lords, Members of the Lords

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