Radio Five Live have just run a feature on the estimated 450 interns working in the Commons; mostly unpaid.
Research from Unite, the trade union, suggested that a dozen MPs were each employing five interns.
Radio Five talked to 'Susannah' who had worked for a Labour MP unpaid and still hadn't received expenses that were submitted in April.
The suggestion is that all interns should be paid the minimum wage in order to ensure interning – what was described as the first run on the ladder to become an MP – did not become something that only children from wealthy families could enjoy.
The danger of requiring interns to be paid is that some young people – wanting to work for free in order to get the political experience – might lose the opportunity.
The fact that the standard minimum wage applies to young people is a contributory explanation for the fact that Britain has the highest youth unemployment in Europe (according to data compiled by CCHQ):