§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total attendance claimed by members of the House of Lords in the latest year.
§ Mr. Francis Pym:
I have been asked to reply.
Members of the House of Lords do not receive an attendance allowance, but they may claim reimbursement of expenses within specified daily limits. Those eligible 95W to make such claims may do so in respect of expenses actually and necessarily incurred in attending sittings of the House of Lords.
The total sum paid in settlement of claims from Members of the House of Lords in the 1979–80 financial year, the latest year for which figures are available, was £501,500.