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SCOTTISH peers have claimed a fortune in expenses and per diems during the pandemic, with the figure reaching nearly one million.

But who are the worst offenders and those with the biggest losses between April 2020 and July 2021?

Scroll down to find out.

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Name: Lord Foulkes of Cumnock, Midlothian

Labour Party

Background: Foulkes was a Member of the House of Commons between 1979 and 2005, and served as Minister of State in the Scottish office between 2001 and 2002 under Prime Minister Tony Blair and was awarded a life peerage in 2005. He also served as MSP between 2007 and 2011.

Number of days in the House of Lords: 216

Daily allowance: £ 55,936

Travel costs: £ 8,707

Total claim: £ 64,643

The National:

Name: Lord Purvis of Tweed, Scottish Borders

Party: LibDem

Background: Purvis served as MSP at Holyrood for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale between 2003 and 2011, and served as the party’s shadow finance secretary. He joined the Lords in 2013 and is one of the youngest peers in the house.

Number of days in the House of Lords: 192

Daily allowance claimed: £ 49,444

Expenses claimed: £ 13,702

Total claim: £ 63,146

The National:

Name: Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale, Stirlingshire

Labour Party

Background: McConnell was Prime Minister of Scotland between 2001 and 2007, and MSP between 1999 and 2011. He previously served as a Councilor in Stirling between 1984 and 1993. McConnell was appointed Life Peer in 2010.

Number of days in the House of Lords: 193

Daily allowance claimed: £ 53,323

Expenses claimed: £ 8,834

Total claim: £ 62,157

The National:

Name: Lord Elder, Glasgow

Labour Party

Background: Former political adviser to Tony Blair, Elder was made a life peer in 1999 and currently sits on the Covid-19 Lords committee.

Number of days in the House of Lords: 156

Daily allowance claimed: £ 45,878

Expenses claimed: £ 7,505

Total claim: £ 53,383

The National:

Name: Lord Palmer, Scottish Borders

Party: Crossed bench

Background: Palmer is one of the ninety hereditary peers who were elected to remain in the House of Lords in 1999. He has served in the House since 1990, having succeeded his uncle in the peerage.

Number of days in the House of Lords: 123

Daily allowance claimed: £ 38,437

Expenses claimed: £ 7,880

Total Claim: £ 46,317

The National:

Name: Baroness Goldie, Renfrewshire

Conservative party

Background: Goldie was Member of Parliament for the West of Scotland from 1999 to 2016, and was Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party from 2005 to 2011. She joined the House of Lords in October 2013 and is currently Minister of State to the Ministry of Defense.

Number of days in the House of Lords: 132

Daily allowance claimed: £ 34,254

Expenses claimed: £ 10,624

Total Claim: £ 44,878

The National:

Name: Lord Strathclyde, Ayrshire

Conservative party

Background: Strathclyde is another hereditary peer and entered the house in 1985. He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary in the Scotland Office between 1990 and 1992, as Minister of State in the Department of Trade and Industry between 1992 and 1994, and as leader of the House of Lords between 2010 and 2013, before stepping down to pursue a “career in business”.

Number of days in the House of Lords: 140

Daily allowance claimed: £ 34,239

Expenses claimed: £ 7,611

Total claim: £ 41,850

The National:

Name: Lord Maxton, Scotland

Labour Party

Background: Maxton was Member of Parliament for Glasgow Cathcart between 1979 and 2001, having been elected to this post five times. He resigned in the 2001 general election and was made a life peer in 2004.

Number of days in the House of Lords: 117

Daily allowance claimed: £ 30,217

Expenses claimed: £ 8,071

Total claim: £ 38,288

The National:

Name: Lord Hope of Craighead, Edinburgh

Party: Crossed bench

Background: Hope received a life peerage in 2005 and has served on numerous committees in the Lords. He was the first vice-president of the Supreme Court between 2009 and 2013 and was dean of the Faculty of Lawyers between 1986 and 1989.

Number of days in the House of Lords: 152

Daily allowance claimed: £ 35,563

Expenses claimed: £ 229

Total Claim: £ 35,792

The National:

Name: Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, Stirling

Conservative party

Background: Forsyth was Member of Parliament for Stirling from 1983 to 1997 and was Secretary of State for Scotland under John Major from 1995 to 1997. He was knighted in 1997 and appointed to the House of Lords in 1999. He chairs currently the economic affairs of the Lord. Committee.

Number of days in the House of Lords: 151

Daily allowance claimed: £ 30,244

Expenses claimed: £ 3,052

Total claim: £ 33,296

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