Mackinlay/Smith: Second Home Repayment Published

SIR Thomas Legg’s commission has ruled on the amount that MP’s must repay from their second home expenses claims.

Thurrock MP, Andrew Mackinlay has repaid £792.84 while South Basildon and East Thurrock MP Angela Smith has repaid £1,428.84 and, according to the figures, has £395.81 outstanding.

In his report Sir Thomas pointed out there had been a “culture of deference” to MPs by expenses officials and “no audit of any kind” of second homes expenses during the period he covered.

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