Anne-Marie Trevelyan suggests that MPs could work 15 hours a week in another job | News

MPs would be able to perform paid work for up to 15 hours a week in addition to their duties in parliament during government reforms to hone the rules, a minister has suggested.

Boris Johnson is facing a confrontation with his backers today as he pushes to get MPs banned from taking on another job as a parliamentary consultant and limiting the time they can spend on outside interests.

But as a sign that the proposals may not be as far-reaching as first thought, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the trade secretary, suggested a Member of Parliament who performs 15 hours of work a week outside parliament could be considered “fine”.

Boris Johnson said lawmakers should have an updated code of conduct

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In an interview round this morning, Trevelyan began by telling Times Radio that she believed that “eight

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