Wednesday, 21 October 2009

What was he on about!

After getting an apology from Sir Thomas Legg Ken Clarke told Lobbydog: “My reaction to the original request for repayment was that I didn’t know what he was talking about.

“I’m not the only member that has found there was a terrible mistake in the original calculation, and I imagine other MPs will be able to sort their's out as well.”

The MP was at first asked to repay £4,733, which has been revised down to £1,345.

The error arose due to duplicated forms which confused Sir Thomas’ team – another example of shoddy administration in the Fees Office.

The remaining repayment being requested of Clarke consists of claims made for cleaning which exceeded Sir Thomas' retrospective £1,000 a year limit.

Hat tip Paul Waugh.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can't they bloody get anything right?

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