Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Chief quits expenses watchdog

The chief of the Commons expenses watchdog has quit just over a week after he was roundly criticised for refusing to name MPs being investigated for dubious claims.

Luke March has resigned as the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority's (Ipsa) compliance officer with immediate effect.

Mr March appeared to be contradicting transparency guidelines set by Ipsa, which indicate that politicians should be identified when a formal probe is launched, and cases should be heard in public where possible.

My comment: With the crucial principle behind the new system being transparency refusing to name the MP was untenable. 

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