Registered address

Stephen Peach made this Freedom of Information request to House of Lords

The request was partially successful.

Dear House of Lords,

Please provide information as to which Lords have have a registered address outside of the UK as at 31 July 2011 according to House of Lords Records.

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Peach

House Of Lords Information Office, House of Lords

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Dear House of Lords,

With reference to my FOI request I would like to add a note of clarification. In referring to a registered address I am referring to a place of primary residence/domicile.

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Peach

House Of Lords Information Office, House of Lords

Thank you for your email.

The House of Lords Information Office receives large numbers of e-mails and we aim to reply within 10 working days. If you need the information sooner please telephone the House of Lords Information Office on 020 7219 3107.

The following information may answer many of your enquiries.

House of Lords
If you have access to the internet you may find the answers to most of your queries on the House of Lords pages of the Parliament website: http://www.parliament.uk/lords

House of Lords Press Office
If you are a member of the press and wish to contact the House of Lords Press Office please call 020 7219 8550.

Judicial Questions
For information about appeal cases, please contact the Supreme Court:

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Parliament Square
London SW1P 3BD
Tel: 020 7960 1991/1992
Fax: 020 7960 1901
http://www.supremecourt.gov.uk

Appointments to the House of Lords
For queries about appointments to the House of Lords, contact the House of Lords Appointments Commission, which is a separate independent body and NOT part of the House of Lords:
The House of Lords Appointments Commission
35 Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BQ
Tel: 020 7276 2005 (020 7276 2315 for an Information Pack)
www.lordsappointments.gov.uk<http://www.lordsappointments.gov.uk>

Please be aware that blind copied emails will not be received.

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FOI LORDS, House of Lords

Dear Mr. Peach

I am writing in response to your request for information received by the
House of Lords on 18 August.

Information relating to the registered residential addresses of Members is
held by the Finance department for the payment of travel related expenses.
Members residing overseas may only claim travel expenses for the journey
from the point at which they enter the UK, such as an airport or port, to
Westminster. As the information you have requested relates to residential
addresses of Member of the House of Lords it is not information to which
parts 1 to 5 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 apply. The Freedom of
Information (Parliament and National Assembly for Wales) Order 2008 (S.I.
2008/1967) amends schedule 1 of the Act to state that the House of Lords
is a public authority in respect of information other than—

“...information relating to any residential address of a member of
either House of Parliament...” This means that information relating to
an address of a Member is not subject to a request under the 2000 Act.

Although this is the case, information relating to Members expenses and
the new allowance system which came into effect in October 2010 is
published on the Parliamentary website
([1]http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-o....
This publication includes a column detailing the location of the Members
registered address, this is an optional field, however in the most recent
publication six Members opted to state that they reside overseas and this
remains to be the case. This information is therefore already in the
public domain.

The Finance department has also confirmed that one additional Member has
registered an overseas address but chose not to complete the optional
field for the online publication.

In addition to the seven Members referred to above you may wish to be
aware that Members may choose not to claim financial support in which case
they would not be required to register an address for the payment of
travel related expenses.

You may, if dissatisfied with the treatment of your request for
information, ask the House of Lords to conduct an internal review.
Requests for an internal review should be addressed to
[2][email address] or to the Freedom of Information Officer, House
of Lords, London SW1A 0PW. Arrangements will be made for someone who has
not been involved in dealing with your request to conduct an internal
review. Our aim is to complete internal reviews within 20 working days.

If, following this review, you remain dissatisfied with the House’s
treatment of your request for information then you may take your complaint
to the Information Commissioner at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,

Alex Daybank

Information Compliance Manager

House of Lords

[3][email address]

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