A YORKSHIRE Euro- MP has joined calls for the number of European Parliament bases to be cut.
Diana Wallis says having three bases - in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg - is unnecessary.
The arrangement costs £120m a year to run. This will rise to £130m after 10 more states become members of the European Union on May 1.
Ms Wallis called the arrangement a "travelling circus" and an "unacceptable drain on taxpayers' money".
Her calls are being backed by the European Parliament's powerful Budgetary Control Committee (BCC).
The BCC has produced a report recommending that Brussels is used as the main seat.
It also suggested turning the Strasbourg base into a pan-European university.
Euro-MPs will vote on the idea next week.
Ms Wallis said: "We face an historic vote.
"For the first time Parliament has expressed a clear preference for Brussels as the location of its seat."