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MPs expenses during 2012/13 revealed
8:20am Monday 16th September 2013 in News
NORTH Yorkshire MPs claimed £287,000 in expenses last year, new figures by the parliamentary watchdog have revealed.
Politicians across the region also ran up £766,000 in payroll costs during 2012/13, according to the latest annual summary by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority which was set up in the wake of the MPs expenses scandal.
York Central MP Hugh Bayley claimed £32,273.45, including £189.99 on a new office TV, while his York Central counterpart Julian Sturdy claimed £7,035 for trail travel and £29.38 for a wall clock in his total of £47,320.94.
Anne McIntosh, who is MP for Thirsk and Malton and chairs the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs committee, spent £5,735 on travelling by car as well as £736.50 on parking, with her expenses claims totalling £28,788.50.
East Yorkshire MP Greg Knight claimed for £43,518.32, including £1,500 for a laptop for parliamentary use, £548 on a shredder and £33.98 on gel pens, and Selby and Ainsty member Nigel Adams included a claim of £58.33 for fire extinguishers in his £50,187.87 expenses.
Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones and Scarborough and Whitby MP Robert Goodwill claimed £37,291.04 and £48,774.66 respectively. Mr Goodwill’s claim included £368 on contact cards.
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