Here is a link to the judgments. And here is the Press Association:
Three peers were facing lengthy suspensions from parliament today after sleaze inquiries found they had wrongly claimed tens of thousands of pounds in expenses.
In damning judgments, the House of Lords Privileges and Conduct Committee said Baroness Uddin, Lord Bhatia and Lord Paul should repay nearly £200,000 between them.
Labour peer Lady Uddin and crossbencher Lord Bhatia were said to have acted “not in good faith” by incorrectly declaring their main homes in order to claim generous overnight allowances. The committee recommended she be suspended from the upper chamber until the end of the parliamentary session in Easter 2012 – and longer if she refuses to return £125,349.10.
Lord Bhatia faces being suspended for eight months, and has already repaid £27,446. An initial investigation decided that Lord Paul, another Labour peer, had also “not acted in good faith” in his home designations.
However, the committee rejected this finding on appeal, accepting that although “utterly unreasonable”, he had not been “dishonest”, and had already returned £41,982 last year. It recommended he be suspended for four months. The House of Lords will debate whether to accept the committee’s findings on Thursday.