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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1215: tabled on 30 March 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House believes that the way a number of hon. and right hon. Members have used the additional costs allowance or second home allowance has brought the House of Commons into disrepute; believes that this allowance should only be used for the necessary and legitimate costs of living in two locations to be able to do the job of Member of Parliament and that this should only apply to those hon. Members whose seats are outside London; believes that House of Commons rules should be changed as quickly as possible so that the allowance can only be used for this and not for personal financial gain by wrongly declaring main and second residences; believes that this should be monitored by an independent body and not by hon. Members themselves; and further believes that any Minister who is found to have wrongly declared their main and second residences for personal gain should immediately resign and if they refuse to do so should be sacked.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.