ALLOWANCE OR EXPENSES?
54. The word "allowance" can be confusing.
As the SSRB points out "most of the so-called allowances
are in fact mechanisms for the reimbursement of expenditure actually
and necessarily incurred by MPs in order to do their jobs."
The Committee has not yet heard any opposition to the SSRB recommendation
that all allowances should be renamed "expenses". We
would welcome comments on this recommendation or alternative suggestions.
Is this change sensible? Or is there more appropriate
terminology for House expenditure on Members?