Members of the House of Lords who are not paid a salary may claim a daily allowance of £300 for "each qualifying day of attendance at Westminster", according to the official parliamentary website.
Allowances and expenses payable to unsalaried peers are linked to their attendance at:
- Sittings in the chamber of the House when formal business takes place
- Sittings of the Grand Committee
- Voting in a division
- Meetings of committees and sub-committees of the House (providing the Member’s attendance is recorded in the minutes)
- Meetings as a member of the Board of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
- Meetings of the Ecclesiastical Committee and the Audit Committee
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