Parliament Pass-Holders Mystery

Dizzy raises a valid point that despite the legislative process being in full swing, the offices allocated and the newbies all sworn in and jetted off for the summer, there is still no Register of Members’ Interests. How hard can it be to get them to fill out a form? Actually…

Last week Guido was trying to get hold of an updated list of Parliamentary assistants, researchers and other assorted pass-holders. He put in a call, and after going through four different people who sounded like they were scratching their heads, he was told such a list wouldn’t be compiled until the end of August. Why? The police and pass office have background checked all pass-holders and will have their own list. Why can’t this be published?


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