that there should be legally binding independent assessment of the expenses of Members of Parliament - Commons and Lords
That the Government acts to make the approval and monitoring of expenses truly independent.
The current situation exemplified by the decision of the Parliamentary Standards Committee to effectively over-rule to decision of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, is confusing and clearly not transparent.
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
E-petitions cannot be used for freedom of information requests.
The following explanatory notes have been added:
This is a matter for Parliament not for Government
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Sunday 6 April 2014