The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority is running a public consultation on MPs’ expenses, to run from 7 January to 11 February 2010.
The IPSA was created by the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009, in response to last summer’s public outcry at MPs’ expenses and allowances claims under the existing scheme. The body is independent of Parliament, Government and political parties.
The topics it covers include:
There’s also the chance to make further suggestions and to comment on the proposals’ impact on “the diversity of representation in the House of Commons.”
The results of the public consultation will be used “to inform the content of the expenses scheme, which will be laid before Parliament before the general election if it is called in May or June 2010.”
Visit the MPs’ expenses consultation website here.
The 19 questions took me about a quarter of an hour to answer – why not submit your views this lunchtime?