Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

A solution to double-jobbing

The Northern Ireland select committee has come up with a novel way of solving the issue of double-jobbing.

Its new report says a ban should not just apply to Westminster and Dublin parliamentarians. The MPs suggest also disqualifying members of other island legislatures from sitting in the Assembly.

"If we disqualify MPs and TDs, on the basis that dual mandates are not effective, then that principle should be extended to Commonwealth legislatures as well."