Lord Sheldon reported to the House of Lords AuthoritiesPosted on Aug 10, 2009 in blog, Uncategorized
The Sunlight Centre for Open Politics has reported Lord Sheldon to the House of Lords authorities over reports that appeared in the Sunday Times at the weekend.
Lord Sheldon a former treasury minister and chairman of the Commons Public Accounts Committee is accused of claiming £130,000 of the ‘overnight’ subsistence allowance for a home he previously owned in Manchester. However he passed this home to his son in 2003. Therefore according to land registry documents he no longer owns the property. When he became a Lord in 2001 he nominated Manchester as his main home and peers who live outside the capital can collect the subsistence allowance when sitting in the Lords. This allowed Sheldon to claim between £12,000 and £22,00 a year even though he already had a mortgage free home in London. Below is the complaint we have sent to the House of Lords.