Wednesday, 6 April 2011

MPs' expenses: 'Golden goodbye' amounts not published

The Commons has been criticised for not publishing the sums given to retiring MPs, and those who lost their seats, in lucrative resettlement grants.

It published a list of 220 ex-MPs who received the "golden goodbyes" - worth up to £64,766 for long-serving MPs. But the amounts paid have not been revealed - a Commons spokeswoman said they could be worked out.

FOI campaigner Heather Brooke said the Commons was "wilfully with holding" information from the public.

My comment: The fact that MPs who abused their expenses during the expense scandal are now getting a golden goodbye is just plain wrong!

Read the full story from the source BBC News

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