The Telegraph reports that MPs who resigned or lost their seats at the general election received more than £10.3 million in controversial "golden parachute" payments. The newspaper reports that:
"The House of Commons is refusing to disclose exactly how much each MP received....The parliamentary authorities refused to disclose how much had been paid to each MP. It said: "We consider that disclosure is not necessary and that the interests in disclosure do not outweigh those of Members."
MPs are public servants, paid from the public purse and consequently the public have every right to know exactly how much each MP has received.
It appears there are degrees of 'transparency'!