A former Tory peer has appeared in court accused of false accounting after he was questioned over the parliamentary expenses scandal.
Lord Taylor of Warwick is alleged to have dishonestly claimed more than £24,300 in overnight subsistence and mileage claims.
He was summoned to face six charges at City of Westminster magistrates’ court.
The first charge alleges that, on or about March 31 2006, Lord Taylor dishonestly submitted claims for overnight subsistence and car mileage stating that his main place of residence was outside London when he did not reside at the address he had given but actually resided in the capital.
The subsequent charges allege similar claims were made on July 3 2006, October 31 2006, April 5 2007, July 2 2007 and October 31 2007.