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Complainant Name:
Graham Allen MP

Clauses Noted: 1, 2

Publication: The Daily Telegraph


Graham Allen MP complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article about an Early Day Motion which he had proposed was inaccurate and misleading.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the following clarification:

Following our article ‘MPs challenge expenses rules' (Nov 12, 09) about the tabling of a Commons motion (Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority and Hon. Members' Pay) by Graham Allen MP, we are happy to make clear his position that the motion did not seek to "water down the new rules" or make a "coded suggestion that MPs should get a pay rise". The motion asked for an independent body to set MPs' wages and Mr Allen's reference to "without retrospectivity" was intended by him to mean that the new rules would not apply to past circumstances.

Date Published: 05/03/2010

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