Friday, 5 February 2010

The Fraudsters' Parliament- 20

Does it not strike anyone else as strange that the report by Legg covering the expenses scandal by the MPs' is listed as co-authored by;

'Review of past ACA payments: first report of session 2009-10 report, together with formal minutes

House of Commons papers 348 2009-10

Corporate Author: Great Britain Parliament House of Commons Members Estimate Committee

Author: John Bercow (Speaker, chairman of MEC), Sir Thomas Legg, Sir Paul Kennedy '
 and is published under the auspices of the:

Members Estimate Committee

The Members Estimate Committee has the same Members as the House of Commons Commission:

Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker

Sir Stuart Bell MP

Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP, Leader of the House

Nick Harvey MP

Rt Hon David Maclean MP

Rt Hon Sir George Young MP, Shadow Leader of the House

I shall spend an interesting half hour tomorrow checking out how many members of this august body have overclaimed from taxpaying citizen voters' monies and hope to publish the details on this blog! If any of them have..... should they not have been relieved of their post on the committee?

I am no legal expert, but wonder why The Theft Act  has been deployed against the small number of 'minnows' announced today!

Could it possibly be that the deployment of Sections 2-4 of The Fraud Act 2006, which could have been written especially to deal with MPs' fraud, would have ensnared a much larger number of those 340 MPs named and shamed today?

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