[Pounds sterling]1MILLION PAYBACK DAY FOR MPs WHO CHEATED; 350 GUILTY IN EXPENSES SCANDAL; Scathing Words for Speaker Martin
Byline: Nicholas Cecil, Paul Waugh and Pippa Crerar
THE full scale of the MPs' expenses scandal was laid bare today in a day of shame for Parliament.
Hundreds were told to repay a total of more than [pounds sterling]1.1 million after years of misusing taxpayerfunded second-home allowances.
Commons auditor Sir Thomas Legg struck out demands submitted by nearly 350 MPs or former MPs - half of those he investigated.
His findings destroyed claims by some MPs that just a small number of "bad apples" were milking the system. But MPs launched a counter-attack, with Tory Ann Widdecombe calling the review "lazy, incompetent and illogical".
In his …
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Publication information: Article title: [Pounds sterling]1MILLION PAYBACK DAY FOR MPs WHO CHEATED; 350 GUILTY IN EXPENSES SCANDAL; Scathing Words for Speaker Martin. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: February 4, 2010. Page number: 1. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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