Two top legislature officials suspended since November have been given another week to respond to an explosive report on alleged spending abuses.
In a statement, Legislative Assembly of B.C. says the three House leaders have agreed to extend the response time for Clerk Craig James and Sergeant-at-Arms Gary Lenz to 4 p.m. Feb. 7.
The deadline had been Feb. 1.
Moving the deadline was granted to provide more time for Lenz and James to prepare a written response to matters raised in the Speaker Darryl Plecas’ report.
The House leaders are MLA’s Mike Farnworth of the NDP, the Liberals’ Mary Polak and Sonia Furstenau from the Green Party.
Lenz and James were placed on administrative leave in November during an ongoing police investigation.
The Speaker’s report released Jan. 21 alleged James and Lenz of overspending on trips, purchased personal items at taxpayers’ expense, and misappropriated alcohol and equipment.
Both men deny any wrongdoing and say the allegations will be proven untrue.