The Electoral Reform Society has condemned members of the
House of Lords for their excessive expense claims, especially given that many
of the members make very few, if any contributions throughout the year!
It has come to light that expenses have been claimed
summing around £7 million in a one-year period, with these shocking revelations:
Around 1 in 7 of these members failed to speak at
all, despite claiming more than £1.3m in attendance fees
Nearly half of the 798 members made less than 10
contributions in the year
£4million was claimed by 277 member who spoke
fewer than 5 times
The Electoral Reform campaigners have branded this as the
“something-for-nothing culture” and called for action to move away from “couch-potato
Currently members can claim up to £300 for sitting days,
despite making no contribution!
Unfortunately, this practice is a clear example of the
developing culture in expense claiming. The process is often abused, and in
many cases the abuse of the system is done in innocence, yet the resulting cost
to businesses can be crippling.
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