Friday, May 25, 2012

Another expenses farce! Watchdog who monitors MPs’ money is claiming £400 a day for meetings they don’t even attend

Executives at the watchdog set up to monitor MPs’ pay and expenses are claiming £400 a day for meetings they hold over the phone, it has been claimed.

Minutes of two board meetings at the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority show only its chairman, Sir Ian Kennedy, attended, while the remaining executives took part over the phone.

The revelation was made by veteran Lib Dem MP Sir Bob Russell in a parliamentary question to Commons Leader, Sir George Young.
Sir Bob told the Commons: ‘Good news, since my question last week Ipsa has put the minutes of many of its board meetings on its website.

‘It reveals a lack of attendance by most of the members. Read More