A British MP is collecting his parliamentary salary while spending a month in Hong Kong performing lucrative legal work. Robert Marshall-Andrews QC is acting for the Hong Kong Government in the case against lawyer Geoffrey Booth for a fee believed to be about GBP15,000 (HK$190,500). He will continue to collect his parliamentary salary of GBP3,300 a month, even though he will miss several key political debates and meetings with his constituents in southeast England. Mr Marshall-Andrews has promised residents from his Medway constituency he would keep in contact while staying at the Island Shangri-La, but has already missed one meeting. A Conservative Party councillor has accused him of 'breathtaking arrogance'. 'If your career takes preference over your duties as an MP you should resign,' Tom Mason said. 'It's not good enough.' A spokesman at the Labour Party head office said Mr Marshall-Andrews had received permission from government whips. 'We thought it was only fair and reasonable that he should be allowed to go. 'This was a job he took on before being elected to parliament and we thought it only fair he should be allowed to see it through,' the spokesman said.