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Mar
2016
Saturday 5th
posted by Morning Star in Britain

MPs indicated they want to hand back around £2 million of their “hardship fund” yesterday after it ballooned over decades.

The Commons heard the members’ fund, set up before the second world war to help former MPs and their dependants, is now worth £6.5m but just £137,000 was paid out in the last financial year.

Conservative former minister Paul Beresford has proposed removing the need for the Treasury to continue its annual contributions of up to £215,000 and the requirement on MPs to make compulsory monthly contributions of £2.




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