Thursday, 4 April 2013

MPs complain dinner expenses rules not generous enough

MPs have complained they cannot claim expenses for “a large lunch at lunchtime”, need to “watch the clock” until 7.31pm before getting a free dinner and do not get as much in meal allowances as soldiers. 

 Thomas Docherty, a Labour MP, said it is “ludicrous” that non-London MPs only get to claim for an evening meal after that time on sitting days

Kevan Jones, a shadow Labour defence minister, also pointed out that MPs only get £15 per night towards dinner when the rate is around £24 for civil servants

Mr Jones also protested that the expenses watchdog would not let him claim for a “large lunch at lunchtime”, rather than an evening meal.  

Time to get the blade sharpened methinks


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