Page last updated at 12:37 GMT, Sunday, 6 December 2009

Tories plan to end Stormont 'double jobbing'

Stormont

The Conservatives have said they will use a bill currently before Westminster to try to clamp down on double jobbing at Stormont.

The Northern Ireland assembly members bill deals with MLAs' salaries and allowances.

The Conservative spokesman Owen Paterson said his party would propose amendments to the bill next month.

He said they would stop any extra money being paid to politicians who hold more than one elected position.

"It's quite a tight bill, just to do with the details of payment of expenses, allowances and salaries.

"So we would have to draft our amendments within the constraints of the bill," he said.

"The effect would be that renumeration would not be available to those who got themselves elected to a second post."

Last month, Ulster Unionists failed to win assembly agreement to end double jobbing by MLAs by 2011.

The DUP won a debate in the NI Assembly with its amendment to phase out the practice by 2015 by 34 votes to 23.



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO
DUP 'double-jobbers' to step down
11 May 09 |  Northern Ireland
Double jobbing MLAs face pay cut
25 Mar 09 |  Northern Ireland


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific