MPs enjoyed free trips without declaring interest

| 23/03/2010

Cayman Islands News, Lindsey Hoyle(The Telegraph): More than 20 MPs of all parties broke strict Commons rules by failing to declare overseas visits to destinations including the Maldives, the Cayman Islands, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and the British Virgin Islands. According to a BBC investigation, a number went on to ask questions of ministers or speak in Parliament on matters relating to the countries which they had visited. David Amess, chairman of the British-Maldives Parliamentary Group, allegedly tabled 15 questions and took part in debates in which he called for more aid for the Maldives after being given a free stay on a “paradise” Indian Ocean atoll. Labour MP Lindsay Hoyle (left) did not comment on allegations that he failed to declare visits to the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

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