​DSIP only paid to new MPs: O’Neill

​Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has admitted that only some government MPs have been given the District Services Improvement Programme funds.

He said most of these MPs were new Members of Parliament and not all of them were given their funding.

The question of DSIP and PSIP was raised by Maprik MP John Simon during yesterday’s parliament sitting.

“At least share the funds adequately to all MPs across the board and everyone can get fair funding, regardless of which side of the house we are in.”

He urged the Prime Minister to at least do the horouable thing by distributing the funds equally and not for MPs in the government side only.

Prime Minister O’Neill clarified that funds were only given to first time MPs and not to all of the MPs in the Government benches.

He added that DSIP and PSIP funds are for the districts and provinces and every MP will be receiving their funding once available.

Freddy Mou