Friday, 24 October 2008

Business or pleasure?

Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman controversially told MPs they could have an extra long Christmas break this year.

MPs will leave Westminster on December 18 and will not need to return until January 12 - a week longer than usual and the second longest break since records began 30 years ago.

Some Tory MPs have howled indignantly, which is slightly disingenuous considering the dates will have been agreed at a meeting of all parties' whips.

It has been reported that some MPs will take longer foreign holidays though others, including Notts MPs I've spoken to, have said the time will be used for extra constituency work.

If that is the case then it would be valuable time for voters to get access to their representatives, but it seems to be down to the individual MP.

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