Former defence minister Sten Tolgfors
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Minister who resigned still being paid

The newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports that former defence minister Sten Tolgfors is collecting two salaries, which amount to SEK 115,000 a month.

However, the newspaper writes, he has yet to put his name on a single motion or take part in a debate since his return to parliament in March.

That was when the minister had to resign his post amid revelations of a secret deal to build a weapons factory in Saudi Arabia. Since then, besides receiving SEK 58,300 as an MP, Tolgfors has been collecting SEK 56,000 a month as a former minister.

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