Mugliett resigns from House Audit Committee
Nationalist MP Jesmond Mugliett has resigned from the Audit Committee of the House of Representatives.
He resigned after the committee last Wednesday approved the extension of the government lease to the operators of the MCP car park in Floriana. Mr Mugliett said that while he agreed with the extension for the lease, he disagreed that the government would pay €3.2m for the acquisition of some 100 parking slots.
The Audit Committee verified motions for the transfer of government property.
Mr Mugliett, a former Transport Minister, told TVAM that he had not been given proper replies as to how this figure was reached, and his own calculations showed that those parking spaces should cost less.
He had resigned, he said, because he did not want to be part of this decision.
Mr Mugliett also said in reply to questions that he does not intend to vote against the Budget.