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House of Lords: Expense Allowances and Costs

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2011

This House of Lords Library Note looks at the expense allowances that Peers have been able to claim since 1946. In particular, a chronology of key debates and motions is provided, as is a summary table of expense allowances. The second part of this Note provides a series of figures on the cost of the House of Lords since the Life Peerages Act 1958.

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Lords Library notes LLN-2010-018

Authors: Dorothy Hughes; Venetia Thompson; Patrick Vollmer

Topics: House of Lords, Members of the Lords

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