MP’s, accused of having their noses in the trough are forced to repay £1,100,000, making them pay for their excesses, retrospecively since 2004. No breakdown on how that money is split by year, but probably 5 years worth so approx £200,000 per year Good, great work make them earn their money.
Due to the MP’s, a new commission is set up, to make sure they don’t do it again, cost has been estimated at £6.3 Million. almost 6 times the total amount recouped, and a massive 30 times the average amount recouped.
Why? We already had a system in place that only needed strengthening, instead we have a totally new quango, which is still, although supposedly “Independent” appointed by MP’s which costs a damn sight more than the original sin. Great example of how Governments, and how our Government in particular, works.