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EDM (Early Day Motion) 111: tabled on 10 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 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 it is time to end the special allowances system for abstentionist Sinn Fein hon. Members; notes that the 1978 Oaths Act is clear on who can claim expenses and salaries and that the 2001 motion of this House (permitting Sinn Fein hon. Members to claim) can be reversed in a single vote; acknowledges that the Prime Minister was right to say in 2009 that if you don't come to the Westminster Parliament then you cannot claim expenses; further notes that the Conservative Leader was also right when he said before the 2010 election that it was 'inconceivable' that a Conservative majority government would vote for taxpayer's money to go on funding absentee hon. Members; welcomes the opportunity to do that; and calls for an end to this example of two classes of hon. Members.