The Peers' Reimbursement Allowance Scheme - A General Guide 2003 September 2003 Edition



5 Travel on UK Parliament Business

5.1 Definition


5.1.1 In addition to the normal travel arrangements, the cost of journeys made on parliamentary business elsewhere within the United Kingdom may also be recovered. Claims for such travel are subject to the prior approval of the Clerk of the Parliaments and to the following conditions:

  • parliamentary business' is defined as business clearly related to the work of Parliament and does not include party political, personal or private business;  
  • travelling expenses are recoverable for travel by public transport or road, subject to the limitations outlined in paragraphs 4.2.3 - 4.2.8;
  • that these travelling expenses are not recoverable from any source other than the House of Lords;
  • application for reimbursement of these travelling expenses should be submitted to the Clerk of the Parliaments (via the Accountant's Office) at least one week before the date of the proposed journey;
  • Members should confirm the actual travelling expenses incurred after the journey has been undertaken.

5.1.2 Application forms for these claims are available from the Accountant's Office.  

5.2 Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT)


5.2.1 The costs of journeys made on business connected with the Industry and Parliament Trust may be claimed from the House of Lords as part of the UK travel scheme, so long as they meet the terms of the scheme set out above. All other claims should be addressed to the IPT.

5.3 Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (AFPS)


5.3.1 The costs of journeys made on business connected with the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme may be claimed from the House of Lords as part of the UK travel scheme, so long as they meet the terms of the scheme set out above. All other claims should be addressed to the AFPS.

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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