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Stop mileage allowances - Cretney

The Trade and Industry Minister says it’s time to scrap Tynwald mileage allowances.

David Cretney, who says he’s never claimed a penny in mileage expenses during his 23 years as a South Douglas MHK, believes allowances should no longer be paid as members' salaries have improved considerably over the years.

He’s written to the Clerk of Tynwald's Office asking for a Tynwald committee to consider his request and wants to know how transparent the current allowance claim system is.

The latest figures released in Tynwald show only a third of 11 Tynwald members are claiming mileage allowance.

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