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Political Parties: Finance

Question for Leader of the House of Lords

UIN HL9304, tabled on 19 October 2020

To ask the Leader of the House how much Cranborne money has been budgeted to (1) the Labour party, (2) the Liberal Democrat party, (3) the office of the Convenor of the Crossbench Peers, and (4) any other groups or parties in the House of Lords, in the current financial year.

Answered on

22 October 2020

For the 2020-21 financial year, the maximum amount available for financial assistance to opposition parties and the Convenor of the Crossbench Peers (“Cranborne money”) is as follows:

  • Labour - £656,948

  • Liberal Democrats - £328,008

  • Office of the Convenor of the Crossbench peers - £ 99,770

No other groups or parties are able to claim it.