PUBLIC OWNERSHIP OF HON. MEMBERS' ACCOMMODATION
That this House believes the debate in the House on 3rd July on the Members Estimates Committee report on pay, expenses and accommodation of hon. Members did not arrive at a solution that will gain public support for the way in which the Additional Costs Allowance is to be allocated in the future; notes that 415 hon. Members have an existing mortgage, the interest on which is paid by the Department of Resources and therefore from the public purse; and further believes that wholesale ownership of these properties is preferable but if this cannot be achieved then hon. Members should be allowed voluntarily to sign over their mortgages to the ownership of this House, and that an allocation officer should then be appointed to ensure that these nationally-owned properties are allocated on the basis of need.
This motion has been signed by a total of 4 MPs.
|Dai Davies||17/07/2008||Blaenau Gwent||Independent||Proposed|
|Kelvin Hopkins||21/07/2008||Luton North||Labour||Seconded|
|Jeremy Corbyn||22/07/2008||Islington North||Labour||Seconded|
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