Thursday, 7 April 2011

MPs' expenses: Minister's video claim rejected

A cabinet minister's children almost landed him in hot water over his expenses after they paid to watch a TV film without telling him.

The £3.95 cost of the Sherlock Holmes film was included in Francis Maude's expenses claim but was rejected by the Parliamentary watchdog. Mr Maude said his children had promised to tell him if they bought films again.

In a statement, Cabinet Office minister Mr Maude - who is in charge of cutting costs across Whitehall - said he had submitted a claim for a combined TV and internet package at his London home, relating to costs incurred in September.

My comment: Never mind the video, why the hell are taxpayers paying for his TV and Internet package in the first place.

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