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Stop MPs subsidies on food

Submitted on Tuesday 12th January 2021

Rejected on Wednesday 13th January 2021

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)

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Stop MPs subsidies on food

Petition Details

Stop the subsidy for food allowance when outside and mps constituency. Current allowance is £25 per night.

Additional Information

The government has given out £30 per day to their friends for children eligible for free school meals. The full value of this should be provided to families for children's meals. Currently families are getting less than £6 per day. We as taxpayers are paying for their high end meal whilst families go hungry. End the subsidy on mp's meals.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

The UK Government and Parliament aren't responsible for setting MPs' pay or expenses. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) is responsible for deciding on MPs' expenses and pay. IPSA is independent of both Parliament and Government.

You can find out more about IPSA here: www.theipsa.org.uk/about-us/

MPs may claim for the cost of purchasing food and non-alcoholic drinks where they have stayed overnight outside the London Area and their constituency. This is limited to £25 for each night they have stayed, but the claims can be for purchases made during the day.

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