£40k of expenses for Crow Country MPs

PUBLISHED: 09:49 28 May 2012

MPS for Royston and South Cambs claimed £41,908 worth of expenses in the past financial year.

Royston’s representative, Oliver Heald, received £21,552 and Andrew Lansley, South Cambs MP and health secretary, got £20,356 between last April and March.

Mr Heald claimed £538 for an iPad for parliamentary use and was also compensated for office supplies and £165 worth of food in parliament.

A new independent system replaced the previous expenses mechanism in April last year and Mr Heald praised its transparency.

He told the Crow: “I think people were shocked about what went on before and it is good that there has been a proper replacement with a new system that is transparent and it is all very clear.

“I don’t know if people know how transparent it is, but they can go online and have a look.”

The total cost to taxpayers for all of the country’s MPs was £16,757,39

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