Speaker 'attempting to block' details of new expenses

The Speaker of the House of Commons is reportedly trying to stop details being made public which show if MPs are renting taxpayer-funded homes to each other.

The Telegraph says John Bercow has been in touch with the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority asking it not to reveal the identities of MPs' landlords. He says it poses a security risk.

The Telegraph believes MPs may be taking advantage of a "loophole" in the law
The Telegraph believes MPs may be taking advantage of a "loophole" in the law Credit: Press Association

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