Three peers face suspension over expenses

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Three members of the House of Lords face suspension and being forced to repay thousands of pounds to taxpayers after an investigation into their expenses claims.

Two Labour peers and a cross-bencher are being investigated by the subcommittee on Lords' interests, with the results expected to be released today.

It could see them forced to repay almost £200,000 to parliamentary authorities. Baroness Uddin, Lord Paul, another Labour member, and Lord Bhatia are accused of pretending to have their main homes outside London, which allowed them to claim the £174 overnight allowance when spending time in the Lords. A Sunday newspaper claimed Baroness Uddin could be suspended for of up to 18 months.