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
More top news
It is a wet and windy picture for many tonight, with the worst in the northwest.
Singer Jamelia told ITV News Ukip "are knobs" as she arrived at tonight's Mobo Awards, saying they "want me to go home".
Canadian MPs have credited Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers with shooting a suspect during the attack on Ottawa's parliament buildings.