The Chair of the Public Accounts Committee Margaret Hodge has accepted that "lots of MPs do work hard" during the parliamentary recess.
In an interview with the Guardian the Labour MP had accused her colleagues of "looking lazy" because of the short parliamentary sessions.
However we have vital work to do in Parliament, including holding govt to account on behalf of the public #MPs
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