| 1. Introduction|
1.1 This guide provides information on the reimbursement
allowances available to those Members of the House of Lords not
in receipt of a parliamentary salary.
1.2 Facilities for free travel to enable Lords to attend
the House for the purpose of their parliamentary duties were introduced
in 1946. Lords were first able to claim limited reimbursement
of other expenses in 1957. The current structure was broadly put
in place following the recommendations of the then Top Salaries
Review Body in 1979. Since 1994, allowances have been annually
uprated by reference to the Retail Prices Index.
1.3 It would not be possible to incorporate in this guide
every circumstance under which Members may be able to reclaim
expenses. Members are therefore encouraged to contact the Accountant's
Office, House of Lords for general assistance, or to discuss any
particular points that arise from their claims (see paragraph