||Dear Sir George
I read in Yesterday's Sunday Express that a former officer of the Inland Revenue had been threatened with the sack for suggesting that MP's tax affairs should be investigated. If this is true it would imply that there is one rule for MPs and another for the man in the street.
I would ask you to look into this matter.
On the subject of the second homes allowance might I suggest that publicly owned flats be made available to MPs who live outside the capital there would then be no need for this allowance. Any MP who wanted to have their own accomodation would then be required to pay for it themselves.
|Date Issue Raised:
||18 May 2009
Many thanks for the email. Sir Christopher Kelly is looking at all options on the second homes front, including the one you mention. You might want to email the Committee on Standards in Public Life, so they know your views.
I did not read the Sunday Express, but I do know that MPís tax affairs are investigated. I entirely agree that we should not be immune from processes to which our constituents are subjected.
Best wishes, George Young