Lord Taylor of Warwick has appeared today before the City of Westminster magistrates court to be formally charged with six counts of making fraudulent claims.
The first charge alleges that, on or about March 31st 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 five other charges allege that similar claims were made on July 3rd 2006, October 31st 2006, April 5th 2007, July 2nd 2007 and October 31st 2007.
Lord Taylor of Warwick is alleged to have dishonestly claimed more than £24,300 in overnight subsistence and mileage claims.
His case will be heard later at Southwark Crown Court.