"I completely understand that the public do have a greater right to know about the use of allowances, expenses, staff, costs and the like and so we do need to show greater transparency. "If they (MPs) employ a member of their family, that should be declared and at what salary band. "I also believe we should move to a system where the House of Commons effectively employs our staff, rather than us doing it ourselves. "For many years, a culture grew up in Westminster where allowances were added because pay wasn't increased - and I think what we need to do is unwind and change that culture."David called an urgent meeting of Conservative MPs to brief them on the new rules before he made a statement. He told the press that he also wanted the communications allowance abolished, the scrapping of MPs voting for their own pay, the pension scheme closed to new MPs, and MPs to produce receipts for claims of up to £250.
Gordon - That's the way to do it you plank!