Lord Taylor of Warwick the Conservative Peer that the Sunlight Centre for Open Politics reported to the House of Lords authorities on the 6th August 2009 is according to the Daily Telegraph now facing a fraud inquiry from Scotland Yard. Lord Taylor is the fourth peer to face an investigation by the police along with Baroness Uddin, Lord Hanningfield and Lord Clarke of Hampstead over their expenses.
The Daily Telegraph article has reported that the reason why Lord Taylor is being investigated are similar to the reasons that the Sunlight Centre sent in our letter to the Lords authorities dated 6th August. That being that Lord Taylor claimed more than £70,000 in overnight subsistence between 2001 – 2007. Claiming his secondary residence was in Ealing and he had sold his Mother’s house in the West Midlands which he claimed was his primary home had been sold in 2001.
Below is the letter that the Sunlight Centre sent to the House of Lords on the 6th August: Lord Taylor of Warwick – HOL Complaint