British Pakistani politician Baroness Warsi is to be investigated by the House of Lords over allegations she fiddled with her parliamentary expenses.
The co-chairman of the Conservative Party referred herself to the Lords Standards Commissioner following reports that she claimed accommodation allowances while staying rent-free with a friend in 2008.
The rules for expenses claims by members of the House of Lords, as set out on the Parliament website for the year 2007-08, say members living outside London can claim a maximum of £165.50 a night.
Separately, Lady Warsi has apologised after it emerged she failed to declare she and a relative, Abid Hussain, had stakes in the same firm before travelling together to Pakistan on a government trip in 2010.
The prime minister said he was "very happy" with Lady Warsi's assurances but has referred the matter to his adviser on the ministerial code.
- UKAsian Staff