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