Westminster and Work
Just how hard working are these MPs, that they need to claim all manner of extra expenses? Tony McNulty is merely the latest, but the issue of MPs' allowances for second homes, John Lewis lists etc has been on the front burner for a while now. There has been the suggestion that perhaps they should be paid a higher salary, and then the extra allowances could be abolished altogether. Are they, though, worth extra money from the public purse? The Evening Standard's Paul Waugh has this piece on MPs working hours, written on a Friday afternoon when MPs were distinctly thin on the ground at Westminster.