§ Lord Wallace of Saltaire
asked the Chairman of Committees:
What steps have been taken to implement the resolution of 5 March concerning EU travel on parliamentary business. [HL2481]
§ The Chairman of Committees (Lord Brabazon of Tara)
On 5 March the House approved a resolution, moved by the Leader of the House, authorising, with effect from 1 April, a new allowance to enable Members to claim reimbursement of travel and subsistence costs for up to two visits per year on parliamentary business to the EU institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg or Strasbourg or to the national parliament of an EU state or candidate country. The House Committee discussed the new allowance on 1 April, and the committee's third report, which was published today (HL Paper 84), describes how it will be administered.