Attacks on IDS and questions about the role of his wife
You write (leading article, October 14) that:
"The lifestyle of those elected to the House of Commons means that it would not be irregular to pay someone for administrative tasks performed from a domestic residence."
As a father of two and a hands-on grandfather of three, I claim first-hand experience of such in-house administrative tasks - both as master and now functionary.
So, why am I not able (reports, same day) to be paid for writing out Christmas cards, answering a phone that never stops ringing, being in charge of the appointments diary and attending all those dreary barbecues organised by business colleagues?
Perhaps we should all become MPs.