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Change the law to prevent MPs from investigating other MPs who are accused of expenses abuse by the Independent Commissioner.

Today we had a case where a government minister was described as needing to pay back FORTY THOUSAND POUNDS of taxpayer funded expenses after an investigation by the Independent Commissioner charged with ensuring the probity of the MPs expenses scheme. After consideration of the position by the government ministers friends and colleagues in the House of Commons the amount to be repaid was reduced to less than SIX THOUSAND POUNDS. This has obviously been a case where MPs have conspired to defraud the taxpayer and MUST be fully investigated by the Serious Fraud Office to re-establish bounds of probitive behaviour being undermined by MPs who so obviously consider themselves and their friends and colleagues to be outwith the laws of this land

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Created By

Keith jones

Created On

Thursday 3 April 2014

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