Aye, Aye….

THE House of Commons has shredded more than 1m documents detailing expenses claims by MPs that were due to be revealed to the public.

The Commons authorities said last week they had destroyed all documents for MPs up to April 2004, even though official guidelines state that such records should be kept for six years.

No, we don\’t know whether this was expressly to cover up for some spivvy bastards: but that\’s the way many will take it to be whether true or not.

7 thoughts on “Aye, Aye….”

  1. “…It is a criminal offence deliberately to destroy documents requested under freedom of information laws.”

    OK Who’ll be in court for it then?
    Nobody.
    spivvy bastards

  2. I reckon any MP who has not been using the allowances as a personal slush fund, should publish their expenses for their constituents. Otherwise we have every right to regard them as dishonest, conniving freeloaders.

    And I hope the Times will pursue it’s case against those who shredded the documents, or directed the destruction of this evidence, after the FOI demand was lodged.

  3. This may be the money quote, so to speak:

    “Some of Blair’s claims, which the High Court had ruled should be made public, were shredded after The Sunday Times requested them. It is a criminal offence deliberately to destroy documents requested under freedom of information laws.”

    Open to anyone to lay information and a complaint with the Met. I can’t do it myself as tomorrow a surgeon comes at me with a knife, and Milady follows to the butcher’s shortly after.

    Anyone?

  4. Hang on.

    How come there is such a fuss about Caroline Spelman then? The docs for that relate to 1997-98.

    So how come they survived?

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