Re: Members of Parliament published expenses
I am sure that you will agree with me that one of things that causes such lack of confidence in MP’s is the constant attempts by Members of the House of Commons to claim for expenses at charge to the hard pressed taxpayer and then not to publish their expense accounts in full.
Personally I fail to understand why my employer and the HMRC require all expenditure to be properly receipted, yet members feel that they should not supply receipts for expenditure under £25 and have a special exemption under the Freedom of Information Act to cover their expenses.
Following the commendable example of Douglas Carswell MP, who has made a public declaration that he will publish his expenses in full upto April 2009, could you please inform me if you will also be declaring your expenses.
If you feel that is not something that you want to do, can you explain on what grounds you do not wish to follow Mr Carswell’s example.
Let’s see what he says, if anything…