Sign the petition on MPs' expenses

May 12, 2009 6:41 PM

H_Brooke_publicityshot_tiny Heather Brooke, the Freedom of Information Campaigner who won a High Court victory over the Parliamentary authorities to force the release of MPs’ expenses details, and the TaxPayers' Alliance have teamed up to produce a petition pressing for the immediate publication of all expenses receipts and guaranteed future transparency:



We the people call on the House of Commons authorities to immediately publish the full receipts behind MPs’ expense claims – including the crucial second home addresses. The House has had four years to prepare for freedom of information and there is no excuse for the obstruction and continued delays that have prevented the people seeing directly how our MPs spend taxpayers’ money.



We also call on the Commons authorities to commit to publishing these full receipts in future on a quarterly basis, excluding from publication only that material allowed by the High Court ruling of May 16th 2008 (i.e.credit card and bank account numbers).There should be an independent person allowed access to the full record to ensure no MPs are deleting information to avoid criticism or embarrassment.


You can sign the petition here http://www.petition.co.uk/publish_mp_expenses_in_full - and get code to link to it on your website. Please email it to all your friends and family, and link to it on your blog if you have one.

H_Brooke_publicityshot_tiny Heather Brooke, the Freedom of Information Campaigner who won a High Court victory over the Parliamentary authorities to force the release of MPs’ expenses details, and the TaxPayers' Alliance have teamed up to produce a petition pressing for the immediate publication of all expenses receipts and guaranteed future transparency:



We the people call on the House of Commons authorities to immediately publish the full receipts behind MPs’ expense claims – including the crucial second home addresses. The House has had four years to prepare for freedom of information and there is no excuse for the obstruction and continued delays that have prevented the people seeing directly how our MPs spend taxpayers’ money.



We also call on the Commons authorities to commit to publishing these full receipts in future on a quarterly basis, excluding from publication only that material allowed by the High Court ruling of May 16th 2008 (i.e.credit card and bank account numbers).There should be an independent person allowed access to the full record to ensure no MPs are deleting information to avoid criticism or embarrassment.


You can sign the petition here http://www.petition.co.uk/publish_mp_expenses_in_full - and get code to link to it on your website. Please email it to all your friends and family, and link to it on your blog if you have one.

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