As predicted in this blog (and, no doubt, many other places), the expenses scandal in Westminster has prompted the Scottish Parliament to review its own practices (see http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/8085832.stm). Although the Scottish Parliament has resolved most of the issues facing Westminster, its corporate body is clearly keen to make sure that its reforms stand up to independent scrutiny and that the public can make the distinction between the expenses claimed by MPs and MSPs.

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