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Posted By: LynSab

Hundreds of breaches of parliamentary rules by MPs who accepted free overseas trips from foreign governments have been uncovered by a BBC investigation. More than 20 MPs broke rules on declaring hospitality in questions or debates after visiting locations such as the Maldives, Cyprus and Gibraltar. Between them, the MPs - from all the major parties - breached parliamentary regulations on more than 400 occasions. One former standards watchdog says it shows MPs cannot regulate themselves. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8580183.stm



Posted By: MCM Carrington

I thought the Cypriots didn't need the Brits for anything? well, it seems they do, 90 visits? 200 questions? wonder if any of those questions were about the Title Deed scenario, our Andrew is bound to have noticed such things in 90 visits! someone should write to him and ask, want me to do it?

Posted By: don

I do not agree our local MP Andrew Dismore who is one the MP's is one of those called friends of Cyprus and he sent us quite a large magazine a few months ago with all his visits he did with all th epeople he met with etc , etc. So he wa snot off on a jolly as the BBC seem to be implying. Although I do remember some Tory & Labour MP's in the mid 80's who were friends of Northern Cyprus and they all had villas in Kyrena, then wrote in one of the tabloids regarding the injustice of the TC's. But then it didn't seem to matter as much as it does now sinc ethe credit crunch.
  • MCM Carrington wrote:
    I thought the Cypriots didn't need the Brits for anything? well, it seems they do, 90 visits? 200 questions? wonder if any of those questions were about the Title Deed scenario, our Andrew is bound to have noticed such things in 90 visits! someone should write to him and ask, want me to do it?


Posted By: Charnwood Fox

I don't think it's the implication that the trips are jollies or otherwise that's the problem. It's the fact that MPs are supposed to declare them....and many, seemingly, are not doing so.


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