She lives in a £4million home just 200 yards from the House of Lords.
Yet Baroness Wilcox still bills the taxpayer up to £5,700 a month for her walk to work.
In two years, the 74-year-old former Cadbury Schweppes director has pocketed £74,400 in parliamentary attendance allowances.
The former Tory minister is among scores of affluent peers who claim thousands despite living in and around Westminster.
None has broken any rules – and they are otherwise unsalaried. But they stand accused of cynically exploiting a new tax-free payment of up to £300 a day that is massively weighted in favour of those based in London.