MPs who refuse to repay expenses may have salaries docked

MPs who refuse to repay expenses claims may have their salaries docked, it emerged yesterday.

The report from Sir Thomas Legg, disclosing the names of MPs who have refused to co-operate with his repayment demands, will be published in the new year, after which MPs will vote on whether to reclaim the money through salaries, the Guardian has reported.

MPs would be given the right to appeal to a former judge if they did not accept Legg’s findings.

It has been reported that up to 50 MPs are refusing to accept Legg’s requests that they repay money, and some may stand down rather than see their parliamentary salaries docked.

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