Commons finally releases MPs' expenses

DETAILS of MPs' expenses claims were finally published by the House of Commons today.

DETAILS of MPs' expenses claims were finally published by the House of Commons today.

Revelations about the claims have forced a series of MPs to announce their resignations in the past month.

And Junior Treasury minister Kitty Ussher became the latest scalp last night when she quit the Government following allegations that she avoided paying capital gains tax by "flipping" her second home.

Today's publication covers printed documents and receipts relating to MPs' claims between 2004/05 and 2007/08 for a series of parliamentary allowances, but with many personal details redacted.

- Buy tomorrow's East Anglian Daily Times for the first in a series of in-depth articles examining our local MPs expense claims.