Way back in May it was reported that major changes would be made to allowances and attendance..and I quote from the report.
Daily fees for peers to be halved to reflect changes to working practices due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Lords authorities recommended that the maximum peers can claim be reduced from £323 a day to £162.
It said the temporary measure reflected the fact most business would take place remotely and peers would be incurring fewer costs by not staying in London.
Peers will also have to "actively participate", either by speaking in a debate or committee, to get the fee.
Those merely "following" proceedings in the chamber or online will not be entitled to any reimbursement, under proposals from the House of Lords Commission.
The Lords has scaled back its proceedings in response to the coronavirus outbreak. It now sits three days a week and is conducting limited business on a largely virtual basis.
This was done in response to medical advice, with more than half of the 785 peers currently taking their seats aged over 70 and the average age of members being 70.
So it is not just a halving but a removal for most if not actually contributing.
I may not support the Lords as an institution but at the moment it is a part of our constitional parliamentary system!
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