MP'S TO USE CREDIT CARDS FOR EXPENSES AND SUBMIT STATEMENTS ANNUALLY TO THE PUBLIC
MP'S Should be issued with credit cards that are capped at the over all average claim on an annual basis. They should then be required to publish the statements online for the public to view. This would bring some clarity and honesty to the whole question of expenses.
This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:
E-petitions cannot be used to request action on issues that are outside the responsibility of the government. This includes:
- party political material
- commercial endorsements including the promotion of any product, service or publication
- issues that are dealt with by devolved bodies, eg The Scottish Parliament
- correspondence on personal issues
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The following explanatory notes have been added:
Operation of the MPs' Allowances scheme is a matter for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.
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