Part of the debate – in the House of Commons am 4:54 pm ar 6 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Attorney General 4:54, 6 Chwefror 2024

I am not standing before the House saying that this motion and this legislation will fix every single issue that people can possibly think of in relation to the payment of Members of Parliament in every circumstance, but it will at least deal with the situation whereby someone can work as a Minister for two months, get three months’ severance pay and then seven weeks later go back to exactly the same job and essentially be paid twice. That is what this legislation is here to stop. Surely the hon. Gentleman can support that.