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Issue 294 – Frome MP given all-clear on expenses

David Heath has been given the all-clear by Sir Thomas Legg after his review of MPs expenses.

In the report published last week, Sir Thomas records that “Mr Heath has no issues”.
David Heath said he was delighted by the findings. “I was always confident that I had stuck carefully to both the spirit and the letter of the rules, but it is good to have that confirmed by Sir Thomas Legg after scrutinising with great care five years of expenses claims.
“However, I think the public will be rightly concerned about the huge number of incorrect or inappropriate claims identified by Sir Thomas, and it strengthens my view that we have to now ensure that the system is much more robust, transparent and focused on what MPs genuinely need in order to do their job.
“Those MPs who face significant repayments will need to justify to their constituents why they considered their claims to have been necessary to their parliamentary duties in the first place.”