Madrid, May 30, 2019. – The VOX Parliamentary Group (GPVOX) has presented this Thursday a letter to the Bureau of Congress in which he asks that no salary be paid to the four deputies in custody suspended by the Supreme Court. The objective? Avoid almost 20,000 euros of all Spaniards end up in the hands of those who have attempted against the constitutional order.
Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, speaker of the parliamentary group, was in charge of presenting this document to the Chamber's Registry in an act in which he was accompanied by the General Secretary of the GPVOX, Macarena Olona, and the VOX senator Francisco José Alcaraz, that will present before the Senate the same petition in reference, this time, to the coup-seeking senator Raúl Romeva.
The brief recalls that "the condition of Deputy is attached to a series of rights and parliamentary duties" which include economic rights that, unless particular circumstances, are accrued retroactively from the date of holding the elections (April 28) .
In this sense, and according to the information published on the Intranet of the Congress, these rewards and indemnities would be, from last April 28 until the date of payment (end of May), the following: monthly allowance for deputies -2,981 , 86- and compensation for residence other than Madrid -1,921.20-, which adds a total of 4,903.06 euros for each deputy per month.
Once the suspension of the deputies Oriol Junqueras, Josep Rull, Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Turull is determined, VOX requests that the effects of that suspension be contemplated from April 28 and not from May 21, as the Board indicated after the announcement of the suspension of the prisoners.
It should be noted, in this sense, that the judicial resolution that agreed on the situation of preventive detention of the suspended deputies is much earlier than the date on which they were elected and, therefore, much earlier than that of the aforementioned 21 May. 2019
On the other hand, and already referred to the issue of residence outside Madrid, the brief filed by the GPVOX recalls that the deputies elected Junqueras, Rull, Sánchez and Turull "are temporarily residing in the SOTO DEL REAL Penitentiary Center in Madrid" , so that the compensation of 1,921.20 that corresponds to not reside in Madrid "lacks cause and foundation, and, therefore, in no way proceeds its payment, taking into account that the day of the Constituent Session deputies moved Congress at the expense of the State, in official police vehicles. Thus, the payment of compensation for displacement would mean that the State would assume "a double payment for the same concept".
In addition to requesting that they receive no salary, the Parliamentary Group's letter also claims that the deputies elected prisoners return all the material resources that Congress has given them for the exercise of their parliamentary function "iphone, leather briefcase and any other material elements delivered. "