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Defra get in a Pickle over "silly" comment

The Shadow Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles comments about MPs being exempt from pay-as-you-throw scheme have been described as silly by a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) official. Under new rules introduced by Parliament, MPs will be able to claim back on parliamentary expenses on any charges they incur under the pay-as-you throw pilot incentive schemes for waste collection. Pickles claimed that the pay-as-you-throw scheme, ...