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?