WILLOTT CONDEMNS MPs EXPENSES COVER UP

January 21, 2009 12:00 AM

Commenting on reports that Gordon Brown is to order Labour MPs to vote to exempt MP's expenses from the Freedom of Information Act, Jenny Willott, Welsh Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, said:

"This is an inexcusable attempt by this Labour Government to keep MPs expenses hidden from the public.

"The fact that Gordon Brown is ordering his MPs to support this motion is an appalling abuse of power. The public deserve total transparency over MPs expenses. This sordid move will only further damage public trust in politicians.

"I, and my Welsh Liberal Democrat colleagues, will treat this motion with the contempt it deserves and vote against it. I urge Welsh Labour MPs to do the same."

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