Tory MP Agrees With Public Anger Over Funded Mortgages

It has been reported in the Daily Mail today that Sir John Stanley the senior Tory MP for Tonbridge and Maling in Kent is in agreement with the vast majority of the electorate over the issue relating to MPs expenses and the purchase of their property.  In a letter to the Committee on Standards in Public Life, which is reviewing the expenses system, he claimed the availability of...
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CSPL Redacts Comments From FOI Expert

Heather Brooke from the Citizen’s Guide to the FOI gave evidence to the Committee on Standards in Public Life regarding MP’s expenses but recieved a letter from the same committee which has been censored considerably.  According to Ms Brooke all the requested ‘redactions’ are already in the public domain: Keith Vaz’s wheelie bin bill and train tickets are...
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Straw Flounders Before CPSL Committee

The Committee for Standards in Public Life, chaired by Sir Christopher Kelly, today had its last scheduled hearing (though they may recall some witnesses post-recess). Secretary of State Jack Straw was up today, defending the hasty passage of the Parliamentary Standards Bill, which is due to become law next Tuesday if it passes the Commons in its newly amended form. Dr Elizabeth Vallance...
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