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Declares that 20,000 Christians have stated, in a campaign organised by Premier Christian Radio, that they intend to vote in the forthcoming election in line with Christian values; and that the Petitioners believe that business as usual has damaged the credibility of Parliament and is unacceptable.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority was established in July 2009 by the Parliamentary Standards Act to ensure the allowances system is governed by independent external regulation. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority announced the new scheme for MPs' allowances on 29 March; the scheme can be viewed at: http://www.parliamentarystandards.org.uk/. The new scheme will be in place for the beginning of the next Parliament.