Reimbursement Allowance Scheme
2.1.1 Resolutions of the House of Lords govern the Peers' Reimbursement
Allowance (PRA) scheme. The Clerk of the Parliaments has limited
discretion to deal with matters that arise on claims. Points of
particular difficulty or doubt may be referred to the House Committee,
which supervises the arrangements for the reimbursement of expenses.
2.1.2 Under the Scheme, Members are able to recover expenses
- Attendance - see section 4
- Travel on UK Parliamentary Business - see section 5
- Travel to EU Institutions - see section 6
2.1.3 The Senior Salaries Review Body carries out regular
reviews of parliamentary allowances. Its most recent report on
the House of Lords was issued in March 2001 (Cmnd 4997-1).
2.2.1 In addition to the PRA scheme, Members may recover certain
expenses incurred in respect of:
- Select Committee Visits - see section 7
- Travel as a Representative of the House - see section
- Membership of Official Parliamentary Delegations -
see section 9
2.2.2 Rules for the recovery of these expenses are administered
by the Clerk of the Parliaments on the authority of the House
2.3.1 The PRA scheme is administered by the Accountant's
Office, House of Lords which also maintains a full record of Members'
attendances at the House.
2.3.2 The Accountant's Office is housed on the sixth floor
of Millbank House. Peers' Reimbursement Allowances are dealt with
in Room 645.
The postal address is: -
The Accountant's Office
House of Lords
London, SW1A OPW
A dedicated telephone number for Members to contact the office
is 020 7219 6096.
The Accountant's Office FAX no is 020 7219 2369
The office's e-mail address is [email protected]