Parliamentary Standards (Constitutional Reform)
Opposition Day — [3rd Allotted Day]
Andrew Smith (Oxford East, Labour)
I agree with my hon. Friend about the value of reform, but I invite him not to take too much comfort from and not to be complacent about the spirit of the intervention that he just answered. As far as many of our constituents are concerned, the integrity of Parliament would be accorded much greater respect if the whole question of pay and allowances were taken totally out of the hands of MPs so that we were unable to vote on what we should receive.