Satellite phones, longer hotel stays, and money for meals were among the policy changes approved by the House Board of Internal Economy last month.
The House of Commons Board of Internal Economy, chaired by House Speaker Geoff Regan, left, who is pictured with House clerk Charles Robert, right, approved a number of changes to the Members’ Allowances and Services Manual, which lays out MP spending rules, in December. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Sixteen is the new magic number for Members of Parliament who find themselves in need of a snack when working in their constituency.
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