HC Deb 16 January 1978 vol 942 cc7-8W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will give at the latest convenient date, without incurring disproportionate costs in time and money, information about Members of the House of Lords who are holding part-time Government employment, their salaries and expenses, how many hours were worked and whether, additionally, these persons could claim their House of Lords' attendance allowance.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

As I have repeatedly made clear to my hon. Friend in previous answers and in my correspondence with him, the information asked for in the first part of the Question is not available centrally. Members of the House of Lords do not receive an attendance allowance, but they may claim reimbursement of expenses within specified limits. Those eligible to make such claims may do so in respect of expenses actually and necessarily incurred in attending the House of Lords whether or not they receive remuneration from any other source.