Latest MPs expenses published
PUBLISHED: 14:40 14 April 2011 | UPDATED: 14:47 14 April 2011
THE latest tranche of MPs expenses were made public this week.
More than 25,000 claims were submitted by MPs during the last two months of 2010, with £3.2million paid out by the recently-formed Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, which oversees the expenses system.
Claims from South East Cambridgeshire MP James Paice, and his North East Cambridgeshire colleague Stephen Barclay, made up £6,550.95 of the claims.
Mr Barclay claimed £6,228.55 during November and December, down from the £10,669.84 he claimed between May and August last year.
Among his claims were £2,900 in rent, £120 for electricity bills, £183.30 for stationery, £337.38 for advertising and £1079.83 for a new scanner.
Mr Barclay also claimed a total of £639.58 in travel expenses, which included a claim of £3.04 for a journey of 7.6 miles between Chatteris and March.
South East Cambridgeshire MP James Paice claimed £332.40 during the two-month period, all for travel expenses.
The biggest claim was for £44.40 for a trip of 111 miles with the lowest claim coming in at £8 for a journey of 20 miles.
The highest total paid to any MP was £14,105 to Bournemouth East Conservative Tobias Ellwood, with Labour’s MP for Bolton North East David Crausby next on the list with a claim of £14,091.
The smallest total payment among the MPs was £14.03 to Conservative MP for Stourbridge, Margot James, although 66 MPs received no payments at all.
According to the standards authority, £9,998 of claims submitted by 44 MPs were refused during the November-December period.