Norwegian political parties ask their MPs to ensure that they follow the commuter housing rules

Norwegian parliamentPhoto: Torstein Bøe / NTB
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Several parties have asked their representatives in the Norwegian parliament (Storting) to ensure that they abide by the rules of the commuter housing scheme.

The Labor Party (AP) communicated the message to its representatives on Friday, the newspaper Adresseavisen reports.

“In light of the recent focus on the matter, we have sent an invitation today to all Labor Party representatives to make sure that they follow the regulations for commuter housing and to contact the Storting’s administration if they are unsure or have questions about the issue,” AP’s Snorre Wikstrøm stated.

It has been two months since the Christian Democratic Party’s (KRF) Kjell Ingolf Ropstad had to resign as party leader as a result of the commuter housing controversy. On Thursday night, AP’s Eva Kristin Hansen also had to resign as President of the Storting.

The Liberal Party (V), the Socialist Left Party (SV), and the Progress Party (FRP) say they have repeatedly told their representatives to check whether they are within the rules. The Center Party gave notice at the beginning of the parliamentary term.

No MDG representatives have used commuter housing. Rødt’s new representatives have been told to “triple-check” their status, Marie Sneve Martinussen stated.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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