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Reform MP's expenses

In view of the continuing abuse of the expenses payable to MP's we demand that all expenses are subject to approval by the independent commissioner responsible for parliamentary standards with no appeal to a committee of MPs. This must be introduced before the next general election and before MP's salaries are increased. MPs office cost must be standardised and a fixed payment be made for all MPs with a constituency that is more than 90 minutes travelling time from Parliament to cover travelling and second home rental costs. Capital gains on second homes supported by expenses must be subject to taxation equal to at least twice the support given plus interest.

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Rejected

Created By

Michael Annan

Created On

Sunday 6 April 2014

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