Friday, April 4, 2008

How Tight Can You Be?

Details of MPs expenses revealed

LONDON (Reuters) - Details of the expenses of six leading members of parliament were revealed on Friday and showed that former prime minister Tony Blair claimed 116 pounds for his TV licence. The details were released after a three-year battle by the BBC to make the claims known under freedom of information rules. Michael Martin, the speaker of the House of Commons, had tried to keep the expenses secret. The information was released by Martin to the BBC after the House of Commons authorities decided not to appeal against the Information Commissioner's ruling that they were wrong to withhold the details any longer.

Posted by plato @ 08:56 PM (335 views)
Please complete the required fields.



Add a comment

  • Your email address is required so we can verify that the comment is genuine. It will not be posted anywhere on the site, will be stored confidentially by us and never given out to any third party.
  • Please note that any viewpoints published here as comments are user´s views and not the views of HousePriceCrash.co.uk.
  • Please adhere to the Guidelines

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>