Why hasn't Lady Uddin been prosecuted for her false expenses claims £125,000

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Dear House of Lords,Several Members of Parliament have rightfully been prosecuted for falsely claiming expenses,Lady Uddin has been suspended from the House of Lords,what was the reason? Is their one rule for a Peer of the realm,that does not apply to other people? Many allegations have been made about her,surely due process of law should apply to see if she is guilty,or innocent,the claims she has made have been scrutinised, the amount has been paid, this matter is of such importance to the general public that it should be cleared up once and for all. It has been stated by the press that she is being investigated by Scotland Yard,if this is true,is it for the expenses claim? Finally are all MP's of all political parties, who falsely claimed for expenses, going to be prosecuted for their ill gotten gains?

Yours faithfully,

Colin Legge

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R Wright left an annotation ()

Lords prosecuted and convicted for expenses fraud include:
Lord Taylor (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13... and
Lord Hanningfield (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13...).

FOI LORDS, House of Lords

Dear Mr. Legge

I am writing in response to your request received by the House of Lords on
17 July.

The decision not to prosecute Baroness Uddin was made by the Crown
Prosecution Service. The House of Lords had no involvement in this.
Likewise, investigations by the Police are instigated and conducted by
them, independently of the House of Lords. Therefore we do not hold
recorded information relating to this.

Baroness Uddin was suspended from the House following an investigation by
the Committee for Privileges and Conduct. The Committee’s report was
published and is available from the Parliamentary website.


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