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Privileges

Volume 718: debated on Tuesday 6 April 2010

Motion to Agree

Moved By

That the report from the Select Committee on the conduct of Lord Clarke of Hampstead (4th Report, HL Paper 112) be agreed to.

My Lords, this report follows an investigation by the Sub-Committee on Lords’ Interests into the used by the noble Lord, Lord Clarke of Hampstead, of the Members’ reimbursement scheme. The Committee for Privileges accepted the sub-committee’s conclusion that the noble Lord, Lord Clarke, breached the rules governing the Members’ reimbursement scheme. The committee has also endorsed the sub-committee's recommendation that the noble Lord, Lord Clarke, should make a Personal Statement to the House to apologise without reservation for his misuse of the scheme. I beg to move.

Motion agreed.