Cameron slams MPs for setting their own salaries

MPs should not be able to set their own salaries, according to Conservative party leader David Cameron.

Cameron said that the fact that MPs, who earn almost £60,000 a year, decided their own pay packets undermined public trust.

He also suggested there could be a case for reducing the number of MPs and cabinet ministers, The Scotsman reports.

The Senior Salaries Review Board makes a recommendation on how much MPs should earn at present – almost £134,000 a year for cabinet ministers – which is then voted on by the House of Commons.

The Conservative leader also said he wanted an independent investigation body to look into corrupt ministers who misbehave, rather than letting the prime minister and the cabinet secretary decide on the outcome.

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