MP Lansley’s expenses grow by nearly £7,000
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SOUTH Cambridgeshire MP Andrew Lansley’s parliamentary expenses claim went up nearly £7,000 in the last 12 months according to newly released figures.
The former Health Secretary claimed £35,485.73 in 2012/13, according to figures released by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. This is up £6,846.44 on 2011/12’s total.
The money covers expenses such as office costs, accommodation, and travel, but not staff salaries.
Royston MP Oliver Heald’s expenses claim also grew, but by a more modest £710.42. Mr Heald claimed £27,372.02 last year, compared to 26,661.60 in the preceding 12 months.
Matthew Sinclair, the chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, expressed concern at the overall rise in claims.
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He said: “Of course MPs should get reasonable office and staff support to assist them in their important work representing constituents at Westminster, but these costs must be kept under control.”
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