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MPs told they risk looking lazy

The senior MP who chairs the Commons spending watchdog has warned her colleagues that they risk being seen as lazy because the amount of time they spend in Westminster appears to be getting less and less.

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MPs told they risk looking lazy in 'sluggish' Parliament

The senior MP who chairs a Commons spending watchdog says the Government should consider making parliamentary calendar longer, because MPs risk looking "lazy".

The current parliamentary session is winding down Credit: Press Association

Speaking to the Guardian, Labour's Margaret Hodge says MPs are spending much of their time in recess despite the need to scrutinise the Government's response to the economic crisis. She warns that parliamentary sessions are now so short "it feels as if we are hardly working".

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