Select Committee on Standards and Privileges First Report


Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards from Mrs Margaret McDonald

I read, with dismay, today, about Members of Parliament betting on the outcome of the election for Speaker of the House of Commons.

In particular, I was disappointed to discover that the Member of Parliament for my own constituency benefited from this action.

I am a Member of the Labour Party and voted for Frank Roy and now feel very let down by his action, not least because he seems to fail to see that it is not the amount of money involved but the principle of not making a financial gain from his position and devaluing the whole process of parliamentary procedure.

I trust that your Committee will deal with this matter in a proper and effective way.

26 October 2000

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