Thursday, 3 April 2008

MPs fight back

A parliamentary motion tabled by MPs and published today:

Mr Peter Kilfoyle
Peter Bottomley
Bob Russell
Mr Ronnie Campbell
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That this House notes recent media commentary on the rolling programme of maintenance involving the Speaker's rooms; notes that £8.2 million has been spent on the renovation of the Press Gallery; also notes that the media pays nothing for the use of the premises, nor for London telephone calls; is bemused that 10 male members of the lobby have a car parking pass for the Palace of Westminster; is conscious of the annual subsidy to the Press Bar of £210,000; and therefore calls upon members of the Press Gallery to apply to themselves the same standards that they would demand of others.

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