Friday, February 16, 2007

Standards commissioner urged to investigate MP travel expenses

Taken from, the disclosure of MP's travel expenses may have some far reaching effects:

Parliamentary standards commissioner Sir Phillip Mawer has been urged to investigate “huge discrepancies” in the travel expenses of MPs.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, MPs are required to reveal details of their car, taxi, air and rail travel.

But figures published recently for MPs' travel expenses have alarmed the TaxPayers’ Alliance, which is writing to the commissioner to request he investigate a “number of MPs who appear to be abusing the system”.

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