Belgian Members of parliament should still have to pay for beer and wine
Belgian Members of parliament should still have to pay if they have beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverages in the federal parliament in Brussels. That has the parlementsbestuur Wednesday decided.
Last week was the board correct an opinion of a commission to, henceforth, free more alcohol to pour in the coffee room in the wind beaten.
There was to asked after a Member of parliament, a racist remark had been made. The commission was asked how an end could be made to ‘disrespectful and onhoffelijke statements’.
According to the leaders of political group and speaker of Siegfried Bracke, had the incident has nothing to do with alcohol and there is no alcohol problem in the parliament.
An alcohol ban is not there because there give the consumption figures according to Bracke no response. “So it turns out that the Members of the chamber, on average, three glasses of beer-drinking per month, and two glasses of wine. Other alcoholic beverages are not served.”
Since the late nineties are beer and wine free of charge to get in the parliament. That measure was to prevent Members of parliament during debates ‘in the pub’ went.