barca1 21:26 04 Apr 2008

Now here's one for ya all...

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  Forum Editor 21:36 04 Apr 2008

that any of the claims were in breach of rules"

so I can't see what there is to get so excited about.

  oresome 21:39 04 Apr 2008

The £4000 food expense claim seems pretty modest assuming he would be away from his main residence much of the time.

  octal 21:45 04 Apr 2008

Nothing to get excited about, true, but I'm curious to know why they are being so defensive over giving details over how they are spending tax payers money.

  peg 21:45 04 Apr 2008

But how many weeks was he away from home ? without this information its hard to make a judgment.
£4000 is a lot to spend on fish n chips though.

  Quiller. 21:48 04 Apr 2008

£4,000 a year is £10 a day.

Worth every penny:-)

  anskyber 21:58 04 Apr 2008

George Osborne - £21,533
Margaret Beckett - £21,415
David Cameron - £21,359
Mark Oaten - £21,178
William Hague - £20,071
Gordon Brown - £18,681
John Prescott - £12,825
Sir Menzies Campbell - £11,611
Tony Blair - £8,398.68

JP is not amongst the largest claimants. Some have gone very close to the maximum. But it was within rules and for as long as we have a silly way to pay MP's the "use" of the system is scarcely a surprise.

  Forum Editor 21:59 04 Apr 2008

for goodness sake - £80 a week on food is hardly the scandal of the age.

  belfman 22:00 04 Apr 2008

You don't expect the guy to feed on McDonald's and Burger King do you?

4G is reasonable.

  anskyber 22:02 04 Apr 2008

"£80 a week on food is hardly the scandal of the age."

I could not agree more.

It would be far better if the whole system of MP rewards is examined and a sensible transparent system of remuneration adopted.

  barca1 22:06 04 Apr 2008

Did we forget about his JAG's..? please remeber i live in Hull & there's aLOT of hear say about his mansion & the maid's he's got working there @ £18K per year..?? each

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