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Review of past ACA Payments - Members Estimate Committee Contents


Annex: Individual conclusions and recommendations


MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT


Mr Gerry Adams MP
Belfast West
Mr Adams has no issues.
Mr Adam Afriyie MP
Windsor
Mr Afriyie did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Nick Ainger MP
Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire
Mr Ainger's mortgage payments on his second home for the period April 2004 to December 2005 included both interest and capital element. Only the interest element is allowable under Green Book rules. On recalculation the excess amounts to £777.77.
Total repayment recommended: £777.77
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £810.85
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Peter Ainsworth MP
East Surrey
Mr Ainsworth has no issues.
Rt Hon Robert Ainsworth MP
Coventry North East
Mr Ainsworth was paid £575 for an antique Welsh dresser in February 2007. Antiques are not allowable under Green Book rules.
He was also paid £951.50 for a new gate and a fence, and installing a drainage gully and a consumer board in March 2006. These items had already been paid for as part of the MP's July 2005 claim.
Total repayment recommended: £1,526.50
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,526.50
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Danny Alexander MP
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey
Mr Alexander was overpaid £40.83 for utilities and £4.75 for insurance (totalling £45.58) in 2008-09.
He was paid £125 in April 2007 for financial planning advice which is not allowable under Green Book rules.
He was paid £781 for council tax in 2007-08. This was £120.24 in excess of the council tax charged for that year.
Total repayment recommended: £290.82
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £512.92
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP
Paisley & Renfrewshire South
Mr Alexander has no issues.
Mr Graham Allen MP
Nottingham North
Mr Allen was overpaid by £3,182.23 for mortgage interest from April 2004 to March 2006.
He was also overpaid by £159.51 for service charges in 2007-08.
Total repayment recommended: £3,341.74
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £4,679.72
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Amess MP
Southend West
Mr Amess was paid £139.50 for a TV licence in October 2008, having already been paid for it in August 2008.
He was overpaid £960.56 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £1,100.06
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,100.06
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Michael Ancram QC DL MP
Devizes
Mr Ancram was paid a total of £11,250 for cleaning costs over the four years 2004-05 to 2007-08, thereby exceeding the allowable maximum by a total of £3,250.
He was also paid a total of £5,702.34 for gardening costs over the period 2005-06 to 2007-08, thereby exceeding the allowable maximum by a total of £2,702.34.
He was also paid a total of £171.08 in May 2006 for servicing a swimming pool boiler (£98.58) and for servicing the boiler in a cottage attached to his second home (£72.50), neither of which are allowable under the Green Book.
He was also paid £159.01 in July 2006 for repairs to a garden tractor, which is not regarded as necessary.
Total repayment recommended: £6,282.43
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £6,282.43
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Anderson MP
Blaydon
Mr Anderson has no issues.
Mrs Janet Anderson MP
Rossendale & Darwen
Mrs Anderson has no issues.
Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP
North East Hampshire
Mr Arbuthnot was paid £150 for garden compost between June and September 2008. This was not allowable under the Green Book rules.
He was paid for maintenance works in 2008-09. This included £2,241.85 for the renovation and repair of a summerhouse, which was not a necessity.
He was paid £10,840.38 for gardening from 2004-05 to 2008-09. This exceeds £1,000 a year by a total of £5,840.38.
He was paid £2,608.10 in 2007-08 and £6,630 in 2008-09 for cleaning. This exceeds £2,000 a year by a total of £5,238.10.
Total repayment recommended: £13,470.33
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £13,470.33
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Hilary Armstrong MP
North West Durham
Ms Armstrong has no issues.
Mrs Charlotte Atkins MP
Staffordshire Moorlands
Mrs Atkins was paid a total of £9,601.44 for a new bathroom in 2007, exceeding the guideline price of £6,968.50 by £2,632.94.
She was paid cleaning costs of £5,060 over a two-year period from April 2004 to March 2006, exceeding the allowable maximum by £1,060.
She was also paid a total of £2,427 for gardening costs (£1,320 in 2005-06 and £1,107 in 2007-08), exceeding the allowable maximum by a total of £427.
She was also overpaid £868.96 in 2005-06 as a result of a duplicated claim.
She was further overpaid £445.16 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £5,434.06
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £10,226.50
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Peter Atkinson MP
Hexham
Mr Atkinson has no issues.
Mr Ian Austin MP
Dudley North
Mr Austin has no issues.
Mr John Austin MP
Erith & Thamesmead
Mr Austin has no issues.
Mr Richard Bacon MP
South Norfolk
Mr Bacon has no issues.
Mr Adrian Bailey MP
West Bromwich West
Mr Bailey has no issues.
Ms Vera Baird QC MP
Redcar
Ms Baird was overpaid by £1,279.23 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £1,279.23
Reduced on appeal by: £1,279.23
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Norman Baker MP
Lewes
Mr Baker has no issues.
Mr Tony Baldry MP
Banbury
Mr Baldry was overpaid by £12,197.36 for mortgage interest for the financial years 2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08 and 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £12,197.36
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £12,197.36
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Ed Balls MP
Normanton
Mr Balls shares a second home with his wife, who is also an MP. They could each therefore receive payment for half their mortgage interest under the Green Book rules. On this basis, Mr Balls was overpaid for mortgage interest by £13.44 in 2006-07 and by £1,349.73 in 2008-09, making a total overpayment of £1,363.17.
Total repayment recommended: £1,363.17
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,363.44
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Gordon R Banks MP
Ochil & South Perthshire
Mr Banks has no issues.
Mr Gregory Barker MP
Bexhill & Battle
Mr Barker has no issues.
Ms Celia Barlow MP
Hove
Ms Barlow was paid £635 for a mortgage valuation on her main home in August 2005. This was not allowable under the Green Book rules.
Total repayment recommended: £635.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £635.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr John Baron MP
Billericay
Mr Baron extended his mortgage in June 2004 by £34,035 to allow him to pay for other expenses. Re-mortgages were not allowed under Green Book rules except for maintenance and improvements. He received a total of £8,821.10 over the period 2004-05 to 2008-09 for the increase in the mortgage.
Total repayment recommended: £8,821.10
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £8,821.10
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr John Barrett MP
Edinburgh West
Mr Barrett has no issues.
Rt Hon Kevin Barron MP
Rother Valley
Mr Barron has no issues.
Rt Hon John Battle MP
Leeds West
Mr Battle has no issues.
Mr Hugh Bayley MP
City of York
Mr Bayley has no issues.
Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP
Derby South
Mrs Beckett's payments for gardening costs exceeded the allowable maximum by a total of £2,539.75 (£520 in 2005-06, £274 in 2006-07 and £1,745.75 in 2007-08).
Total repayment recommended: £2,539.75
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £2,539.75
Miss Anne Begg MP
Aberdeen South
Miss Begg has no issues.
Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith MP
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Sir Alan was overpaid by a total of £1,841.23 for rent (£592.25 in 2004-05 and £1,248.98 in 2005-06), taking into account contributions from his spouse.
Total repayment recommended: £1,841.23
Reduced on appeal by: £1,841.23
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Sir Stuart Bell MP
Middlesbrough
Sir Stuart has no issues.
Mr Henry Bellingham MP
North West Norfolk
Mr Bellingham has no issues.
Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Leeds Central
Mr Benn has no issues.
Mr Joseph Benton MP
Bootle
Mr Benton has no issues.
Mr Richard Benyon MP
Newbury
Mr Benyon has no issues.
Rt Hon John Bercow MP
Buckingham
Mr Speaker was overpaid by £978.51 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £978.51
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £978.51
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Sir Paul Beresford MP
Mole Valley
Sir Paul was paid a total of £1,352.02 more than the agreed proportion of his mortgage costs (£475.02 in 2004-05, £239.49 in 2005-06 and £637.51 in 2006-07).
Total repayment recommended: £1,352.02
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,352.02
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Dr Roger Berry MP
Kingswood
Dr Berry was paid £1,067.49 in December 2005 for a washer/dryer, which exceeded the guideline price of £550.00 by £517.49.
He was also paid £574.28 in December 2005 for a dishwasher, which exceeded the guideline price of £415 by £159.28.
He was also paid £499.00 in May 2007 for a lamp table, which exceeded the guideline price of £220.00 by £279.00.
He was further paid £502.00 each in February 2008 for two bedside cabinets, which exceeded the guideline price of £110.00 per item by £282.00.
Total repayment recommended: £1,237.77
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,873.02
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Clive Betts MP
Sheffield Attercliffe
Mr Betts was overpaid by a total of £169.14 for mortgage interest in 2004-05 and 2006-07.
Total repayment recommended: £169.14
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,642.63
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Brian Binley MP
Northampton South
Mr Binley has no issues.
Ms Elizabeth Blackman MP
Erewash
Ms Blackman has no issues.
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP
City of Durham
Dr Blackman-Woods has no issues.
Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP
Salford
Ms Blears was paid £445 in March 2005 for a glass shelving unit, which exceeded the guideline price of £220 by £225.
Total repayment recommended: £225.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £225.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Robert Blizzard MP
Waveney
Mr Blizzard was overpaid a total of £3,872.79 for mortgage interest (£2,444.65 in 2005-06, and £1,428.14 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £3,872.79
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,437.87
Balance recommended to be repaid: £2,434.92
Rt Hon David Blunkett MP
Sheffield Brightside
Mr Blunkett has no issues.
Mr Crispin Blunt MP
Reigate
Mr Blunt was paid for mortgage interest for April - July 2004 on a mortgage of £340,000 that had been used to purchase both his main and second homes. The full amount of the mortgage interest was claimed, rather than the proportion related to the purchase of the second home. Mr Blunt has not provided evidence of the portion of the mortgage that related to the purchase of the second home, in the absence of which the validity of the ACA payments is determined on the basis that it was half the total, which came to £3,077.42.
Total repayment recommended: £3,077.42
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,077.42
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Peter Bone MP
Wellingborough
Mr Bone has no issues.
Mr David Borrow MP
South Ribble
Mr Borrow has no issues.
Mr Timothy Boswell MP
Daventry
Mr Boswell has no issues.
Mr Peter Bottomley MP
Worthing West
Mr Bottomley has no issues.
Mr Benjamin Bradshaw MP
Exeter
Mr Bradshaw has no issues.
Mr Graham Brady MP
Altrincham & Sale West
Mr Brady was paid £1,815 for a sofa in instalments, starting in July 2004. This exceeded the guideline price of £1,100 by £715.
Total repayment recommended: £715.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £715.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Thomas Brake MP
Carshalton & Wallington
Mr Brake did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Julian Brazier MP
Canterbury
Mr Brazier was paid £248.49 in January 2005 for mobile phone costs. These are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
Total repayment recommended: £248.49
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £414.03
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Colin Breed MP
South East Cornwall
Mr Breed was overpaid by a total of £2,575.81 for mortgage interest (£581.50 in 2004-05, £264.14 in 2005-06, £170.50 in 2006-07, £678.87 in 2007-08 and £880.80 in 2008-09).
He was also overpaid by a total of £1,063.68 in 2004-05 and 2005-06 for a mortgage protection policy, which was not an allowable expense.
Total repayment recommended: £3,639.49
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,639.49
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Kevin Brennan MP
Cardiff West
Mr Brennan was overpaid by a total of £171.40 for his mortgage interest (£53.15 in 2004-05; £30.40 in 2005-06; and £87.85 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £171.40
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £171.40
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr James Peter Brokenshire MP
Hornchurch
Mr Brokenshire has no issues.
Ms Annette Brooke MP
Mid Dorset & Poole North
Ms Brooke was paid £238.78 in 2004 for mobile phone costs, which are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
She was also paid a total of £1,300 in error for two rental payments in April and June 2006.
Total repayment recommended: £1,538.78
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,538.78
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP
Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath
The Prime Minister was paid a total of £21,189.53 for cleaning costs between April 2004 and March 2009, exceeding the maximum allowable by £11,189.53.
He was also paid £1,396 twice in April and July 2006 for internal redecoration.
He was further paid £1,302.50 in 2007-08 for garden maintenance, exceeding the allowable maximum by £302.50.
Total repayment recommended: £12,888.03
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £13,723.04
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Lyn Carol Brown MP
West Ham
Ms Brown shared her second home with two other MPs. In 2007-08 they received £2,402.03 for cleaning costs, exceeding the allowable maximum by £402.03. Ms Brown's share of the excess was £134.01.
Total repayment recommended: £134.01
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £134.01
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Nicholas Brown MP
Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend
Mr Brown was paid cleaning costs totalling £8,697.65 over the four-year period 2004-05 to 2007-08, exceeding the allowable maximum by a total of £697.65.
Total repayment recommended: £697.65
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £697.65
Mr Russell Brown MP
Dumfries & Galloway
Mr Brown was paid for 13 months' rent in 2008-09, resulting in an overpayment of £1,146.63.
Total repayment recommended: £1,146.63
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,146.63
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Desmond Browne MP
Kilmarnock & Loudoun
Mr Browne has no issues.
Mr Jeremy Richard Browne MP
Taunton
On his election in 2005, Mr Browne extended the mortgage on his London home to assist in the purchase of a home in his constituency. As he designated the London home as his second home, the loan extension was not within the Green Book rules. The amount paid was £17,894.24.
Total repayment recommended: £17,894.24
Reduced on appeal by: £17,894.24
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mrs Angela Browning MP
Tiverton & Honiton
Mrs Browning has no issues.
Mr Malcolm Bruce MP
Gordon
Mr Bruce was paid a total of £622 twice for insurance (£309.87 in October 2004 and £312.13 in September 2006).
Total repayment recommended: £622.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £622.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Chris Bryant MP
Rhondda
Mr Bryant was overpaid by £4,439.28 for mortgage interest in 2008-09 because his claims did not reflect the element of his mortgage actually used to purchase his second home.
Total repayment recommended: £4,439.28
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £5,743.02
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Richard Burden MP
Birmingham Northfield
Mr Burden was overpaid by a total of £458.01 for mortgage interest in 2007-08.
Total repayment recommended: £458.01
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £718.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Colin Burgon MP
Elmet
Mr Burgon has no issues.
Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP
Leigh
Mr Burnham was paid service charge costs twice for the following periods: £563.68 in July 2007 and January 2008; £583.06 in June and September 2008; and £291.53 in December 2008 and January 2009. The duplicated payments thus total £1,438.27.
He was paid twice for rent of £1,402.92 for November 2005.
Total repayment recommended: £2,841.19
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £4,181.13
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Simon Burns MP
Chelmsford West
Mr Burns was overpaid by a total of £3,305.76 for rent (£2,236.60 in 2004-05; £715.16 in 2005-06; and £354 in 2006-07).
Total repayment recommended: £3,305.76
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,731.92
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Burrowes MP
Enfield Southgate
Mr Burrowes did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Paul Burstow MP
Sutton & Cheam
Mr Burstow did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Alistair Burt MP
North East Bedfordshire
Mr Burt has no issues.
Mrs Lorely Burt MP
Solihull
Mrs Burt was paid £1,087.50 twice for mortgage interest for April 2006.
Total repayment recommended: £1,087.50
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,087.50
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Dawn Butler MP
Brent South
Ms Butler has no issues.
Sir John Butterfill MP
Bournemouth West
Sir John was over-paid by a total of £2,032.47 for mortgage interest (£1,407.85 in 2006-07 and £624.62 in 2008-09).
He was also overpaid by a total of £331.66 for council tax in 2005-06 (of which £47.66 was due to payments not being reduced for dissolution, and £284.00 due to an incorrect adjustment when moving house).
Total repayment recommended: £2,364.13
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £17,478.43
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Stephen Byers MP
North Tyneside
Mr Byers was paid cleaning costs totalling £9,125 over the four years 2004-05 to 2007-08, exceeding the allowable maximum by a total of £1,125.
Total repayment recommended: £1,125.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,125.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Liam Byrne MP
Birmingham Hodge Hill
Mr Byrne was paid £111.84 for mobile telephone costs in October 2004, which are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
Total repayment recommended: £111.84
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,269.01
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Dr Vincent Cable MP
Twickenham
Dr Cable did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Rt Hon Richard Caborn MP
Sheffield Central
Mr Caborn has no issues.
Mr David Cairns MP
Inverclyde
Mr Cairns was overpaid by a total of £2,782.30 for his service charge and parking space for January to June 2007.
Total repayment recommended: £2,782.30
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,782.30
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon David Cameron MP
Witney
Mr Cameron was overpaid by £237.07 for mortgage interest in April to November 2006.
Total repayment recommended: £237.07
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £965.45
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Alan Campbell MP
Tynemouth
Mr Campbell has no issues.
Mr Gregory Campbell MP
East Londonderry
Mr Campbell was overpaid by a total of £741 for hotel stays between October 2004 and March 2006.
He was also overpaid by a total of £1,456.54 for service charges between November 2006 and October 2007.
He was overpaid by a total of £458.56 for ground rent (£303.23 for November 2007 - April 2008, and £155.33 for May 2008 - March 2009).
He has also not provided sufficient evidence to support payments of £1,017.28 for mortgage interest for the month of December 2008, in default of which I must regard this payment as having been invalid. Accordingly my recommendation is that Mr Campbell should repay the whole of this sum.
Total repayment recommended: £3,673.38
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £3,673.38
Rt Hon Sir Menzies Campbell CBE QC MP
North East Fife
Sir Menzies was paid £1,490.66 over the period 2006 - 2008 for the services of an interior designer, which are regarded as unnecessary.
Total repayment recommended: £1,490.66
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,772.94
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Ronnie Campbell MP
Blyth Valley
Mr Campbell received duplicate payments for council tax totalling £829.22 during 2004 and 2007.
He also received duplicate payments totalling £912.61 in 2005 for ground rent and service charge (£555.13) and electricity costs (£357.48).
He was also paid for full council tax of £1,509.58 in 2008-09 when in receipt of a 10% discount, thus being overpaid by £150.96.
Total repayment recommended: £1,892.79
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,892.79
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Alistair Carmichael MP
Orkney & Shetland
Mr Carmichael was paid a total of £243.90 twice for three items: phone bill in September 2005, £70.12; phone bill in December 2005, £42.28; and TV licence in July 2006, £131.50.
He was also paid £90 for legal costs associated with non-payment of council tax in 2007-08 and £146.88 legal fees due to late payment of service charge/ground rent in May 2007. These costs, totalling £236.88, were not allowable under the Green Book rules.
Total repayment recommended: £480.78
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £480.78
Mr Douglas Carswell MP
Harwich
Mr Carswell moved home in January 2008 and claimed a deposit on the new flat without repaying the £2,010 deposit paid for the old one.
He was also paid £149 twice in March and April 2006 for a council tax single payment notification.
Total repayment recommended: £2,159.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,159.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr William Cash MP
Stone
Mr Cash was paid £14,840 from April 2004-April 2005 for rent under a tenancy agreement with his daughter. This was a conflicted transaction.
He was paid £429.33 towards the purchase of an antique desk and chair in December 2005. The purchase of antiques is not allowable under Green Book rules.
Total repayment recommended: £15,269.33
Reduced on appeal by:£14,840.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £429.33
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Martin Caton MP
Gower
Mr Caton has no issues.
Mr Ian Cawsey MP
Brigg & Goole
Mr Cawsey has no issues.
Mr Colin Challen MP
Morley & Rothwell
Mr Challen was paid a total of £8,795 for renting a room from his own Senior Researcher, at £60 per night, from November 2006 to January 2008. This was a conflicted transaction.
Mr Challen was paid a total of £1,078 in June 2005 for two items of furniture (a display cabinet at £719 and a chair at £359), which exceeded the relevant guideline prices by a total of £363.
Total repayment recommended: £9,158.00
Reduced on appeal by:£8,795.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £363.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Ben Chapman MP
Wirral South
Mr Chapman was paid a total of £6,600.25 for gardening over the five years of the review period, exceeding the allowable maximum by a total of £1,600.25.
He was also paid £1,229 in January 2006 for a fridge-freezer, exceeding the guideline price of £550 by £679.
He was also paid £1,108.66 twice for council tax in 2005-06.
Total repayment recommended: £3,387.91
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,387.91
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Chaytor MP
Bury North
Mr Chaytor has no issues.
Mr Christopher Chope MP
Christchurch
Mr Chope was overpaid by a total of £252.61 for mortgage interest (£119.00 in 2006-07, £133.61 in 2007-08).
He was also paid £105.25 in April 2004 for mobile phone bills, which are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
Total repayment recommended: £357.86
Reduced on appeal by:£357.86
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Michael Clapham MP
Barnsley West & Penistone
Mr Clapham has no issues.
Mr James Clappison MP
Hertsmere
Mr Clappison has no issues.
Mr Gregory Clark MP
Tunbridge Wells
Mr Clark has no issues.
Ms Katy Clark MP
North Ayrshire & Arran
Ms Clark was paid a total of £336.39 between November 2006 and January 2007 for mobile phone bills and accessories, which are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
She was also paid £446.50 in January 2007 for removal expenses from the former second home to the main address in August 2006, which was also not allowable.
Total repayment recommended: £782.89
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £782.89
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Paul Clark MP
Gillingham
Mr Clark was paid £549.95 for a new washing machine in October 2004, which exceeded the guideline price of £385 by £164.95.
In default of evidence to support payments for mortgage interest of £11,750.35 for 2008-09, I must regard these payments as having been invalid. Accordingly my recommendation is that Mr Clark should repay the whole of this sum.
Total repayment recommended: £11,915.30
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £508.43
Balance recommended to be repaid: £11,406.87
Rt Hon Charles Clarke MP
Norwich South
Mr Clarke was overpaid by a total of £743.64 for mortgage interest in two years (£400.34 in 2004-05 and £343.30 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £743.64
Reduced on appeal by:£743.64
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP
Rushcliffe
Mr Clarke was paid a total of £7,345 for cleaning (£2,210 in 2006-07; £2,470 in 2007-08; and £2,665 in 2008-09), exceeding the allowable maximum by a total of £1,345.
Total repayment recommended: £1,345.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,345.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Tom Clarke CBE JP MP
Coatbridge, Chryston & Bellshill
Mr Clarke has no issues.
Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP
Sheffield Hallam
Mr Clegg was paid a total of £3,910 gardening costs for the period July 2006 to March 2009. This exceeds £1,000 a year by a total of £910.
Total repayment recommended: £910.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £989.50
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Clelland MP
Tyne Bridge
Mr Clelland increased his mortgage in June 2004 from £116,000 to £161,500 in order to buy out his partner's share in the second home. Consequently he was paid an additional £12,970 under the Green Book rules over the review period to cover the additional mortgage interest. He and his partner were subsequently married. In these circumstances, the transaction appears conflicted, and Mr Clelland ought to repay the additional interest.
He was also paid £431.36 in May 2004 for legal fees for the purchase mentioned above. This payment is also invalid for the same reason.
Total repayment recommended: £13,401.36
Reduced on appeal by:£13,101.36
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £300.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP
Cotswold
Mr Clifton-Brown has no issues.
Rt Hon Ann Clwyd MP
Cynon Valley
Mrs Clwyd was overpaid by a total of £3,085.42 for mortgage interest (£826.08 in 2006-07; £230.38 in 2007-08; and £2,028.96 in 2008-09).
She was also overpaid by a total of £1,097 for council tax (£594 in 2006-07, and £503 in 2008-09).
She was also paid £1,390 for two chairs purchased during 2005-06 and 2006-07, which exceeded the guideline price for two chairs of £1,100 by £290.
Total repayment recommended: £4,472.42
Reduced on appeal by:£2,360.62
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £4,472.42
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Vernon Coaker MP
Gedling
Mr Coaker has no issues.
Ms Ann Coffey MP
Stockport
Ms Coffey was paid a total of £1,381.08 more than the maximum allowable for cleaning costs over the five years of the review period (£2,140.00 in 2004-05; £2,201.08 in 2005-06; £2,360.00 in 2006-07; £2,600.00 in 2007-08; and £2,080.00 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £1,381.08
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,381.08
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Harry Cohen MP
Leyton & Wanstead
Mr Cohen was paid £325 in July 2004 for a bedside cabinet, which exceeded the guideline price of £110 by £215.
He was also paid £150 in December 2004 for a flower vase, which appears excessive.
He was also overpaid by £155.01 for council tax in 2006-07.
He was also paid £205 for a bed/mattress in February 2008: this was the fourth payment for such an item, which appears excessive.
He was further overpaid by a total of £208.37 over the five years of the review period for various items not allowable under Green Book rules.
Total repayment recommended: £933.38
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £933.38
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Michael Connarty MP
Linlithgow & East Falkirk
Mr Connarty was overpaid by £309.02 for service charges during 2004-05.
He was also overpaid by a total of £4,872.54 for mortgage interest for the years 2004-05 and 2005-06.
Total repayment recommended: £5,181.56
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £5,181.56
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Derek Conway TD MP
Old Bexley & Sidcup
Mr Conway has no issues.
Mr Frank Cook MP
Stockton North
Mr Cook was paid £1,238.41 for a refrigerator in April 2004, which exceeded the guideline of £605 by £633.41.
He was also overpaid by £271.27 for council tax in 2005-06.
He was further overpaid by a total of £748.03 for council tax in the last three years of the review period (£146 in 2006-07; £296.03 in 2007-08; and £306 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £1,652.71
Reduced on appeal by:£633.41
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,019.30
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Rosie Cooper MP
West Lancashire
Ms Cooper has no issues.
Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP
Pontefract & Castleford
Ms Cooper shares a second home with her husband, who is also an MP. They could each therefore receive half their mortgage interest under the Green Book rules. On this basis, Ms Cooper was overpaid for mortgage interest by £13.48 in 2006-07 and by £1,349.73 in 2008-09, making a total overpayment of £1,363.21.
Total repayment recommended: £1,363.21
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,363.48
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Sir Patrick Cormack MP
South Staffordshire
Sir Patrick was paid cleaning costs of £2,610 in 2004-05; £2,592 in 2006-07 and £2,820 in 2007-08. These exceed the allowable maximum of £2,000 a year by a total of £2,022.
Total repayment recommended: £2,022.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,022.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Jim Cousins MP
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Mr Cousins has no issues.
Mr Geoffrey Cox QC MP
Torridge & West Devon
Mr Cox has no issues.
Mr Stephen Crabb MP
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Mr Crabb was overpaid by a total of £1,495 for rental payments for July 2005 - July 2006.
He was also overpaid by £144.30 for mortgage interest in 2007-08.
Total repayment recommended: £1,639.30
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,495.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Crausby MP
Bolton North East
Mr Crausby was paid £1,904 in May 2005 which wasn't correctly reduced for dissolution.
Total repayment recommended: £307.10
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £307.10
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Mary Creagh MP
Wakefield
Ms Creagh was overpaid by £633.47 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
She also received a total of £367.75 twice in the same year, 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £1,001.22
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,001.22
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Jon Cruddas MP
Dagenham
Mr Cruddas was overpaid by a net total of £361.52 for service charges in 2004-05.
He was also paid £173.84 twice for electricity in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £535.36
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £855.30
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mrs Ann Cryer MP
Keighley
Mrs Cryer was paid a total of £16,646.45 for the rental between 1 April 2004 and 19 July 2005 of a flat from her son-in-law. This was a conflicted transaction.
She was also paid a total of £2,973.50 for furnishings in March 2007, including £1,350 for a table and £795 for a rug. This exceeds the guideline prices of £660 and £330 respectively by a total of £1,155.
She was also overpaid by a total of £441.25 for a carpet in March 2009.
Total repayment recommended: £18,241.70
Reduced on appeal by:£16,646.45
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,596.25
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr John Cummings MP
Easington
Mr Cummings was paid cleaning costs totalling £10,130 over the five-year period. This exceeds £2,000 a year by a total of £130. The payments also included a Christmas bonus of £50 which is not allowed, bringing the total overpayment to £180.
Total repayment recommended: £180.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,907.06
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Jim Cunningham MP
Coventry South
Mr Cunningham was overpaid by £240.59 for rent in 2005-06. He had submitted a claim in May 2005 for an underpayment in March 2005, which could not be attributed to the ACA for 2005-06.
Total repayment recommended: £240.59
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £240.59
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Tony Cunningham MP
Workington
Mr Cunningham was overpaid by a total of £2,718.02 for mortgage interest (£431.93 in 2005-06; £348.29 in 2006-07; and £1,937.80 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £2,718.02
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,718.02
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon David Curry MP
Skipton & Ripon
Mr Curry was paid a total of £8,512.75 in 2008 for professional advice and renovations to his second home. Out of this total, £3,483.29 was for the work, while £5,029.46 was paid to a firm of consulting engineers for professional services, technical advice and project management. The latter payment appears excessive, and Mr Curry should repay one-third of it, which is £1,676.48.
Total repayment recommended: £1,676.48
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,676.48
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Claire Curtis-Thomas MP
Crosby
Ms Curtis-Thomas was paid £191.12 in 2008-09 for expenses related to mobile phones and computers. These are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
Total repayment recommended: £191.12
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £191.12
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP
Edinburgh South West
Mr Darling was paid £1,104 for a chest of drawers in February 2007. That exceeded the guideline price of £550 by £554.
Total repayment recommended: £554.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,512.04
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Edward Davey MP
Kingston & Surbiton
Mr Davey did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Wayne David MP
Caerphilly
Mr David was paid a total of £6,184.16 (£155.23 a month from April 2004 to March 2008) for critical illness insurance cover, which is not allowable under the ACA.
In August 2007, he changed mortgage providers and increased the amount borrowed for a purpose not allowable under the ACA. As a result, he was overpaid by a total of £6,038.33.
He was also paid £430 for a bedroom chair in March and again in July 2007.
He was further overpaid by £262.20 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £12,959.69
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £13,149.67
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Ian Davidson MP
Glasgow South West
Mr Davidson was overpaid £474.47 for mortgage interest in 2007-08.
He was paid a total of £120 for court costs associated with non-payment of council tax (£55 in July 2005, and £65 in June 2007).

He was also overpaid by £646.92 for council tax in 2007-08.

Total repayment recommended: £1,241.39
Reduced on appeal by:£474.47
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £766.92
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Dai Davies MP
Blaenau Gwent
Mr Davies was paid expenses in November 2006 for his constituency office - £328.00 for council tax, £48.35 for telephone and £63.45 for repairs. These expenses, which came to a total of £439.8,0 are not allowable under the ACA, and should have been submitted under Incidental Expenses.
He was paid for 12 payments of council tax in 2008-09. The evidence provided shows that only 10 payments were required. One additional payment was disallowed by the Fees Office, so the MP received an overpayment of £110.
Total repayment recommended: £549.80
Reduced on appeal by:£439.80
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £110.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Davies MP
Monmouth
Mr Davies was overpaid by a net total of £2,021.39 for mortgage interest in September 2006, and for council tax in May 2007.
Total repayment recommended: £2,021.39
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,033.87
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Phillip Davies MP
Shipley
Mr Davies was paid £232.64 in May 2005 for a telephone and answer machine, telephone line installation and telephone and broadband line rental, which were for his constituency office. These expenses were not allowable under the ACA, and should have been submitted under Incidental Expenses.
Total repayment recommended: £232.64
Reduced on appeal by:£232.64
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Quentin Davies MP
Grantham & Stamford
Mr Davies was paid cleaning costs of £6,658 over three years as follows: £2,168 in 2004-05; £2,090 in 2005-06; £2,400 in 2006-07. That exceeds the maximum allowable of £2,000 a year by a total of £658.
Total repayment recommended: £658.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £658.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon David Davis MP
Haltemprice & Howden
Mr Davis was overpaid by £134.00 for mortgage interest in March 2006.
He was also paid more than £1,000 a year for gardening for three years of the review period. He received £1,126.83 in 2004-05, £1,328.54 in 2006-07 and £1,294.34 in 2008-09. This resulted in a total payment of £749.71 above £1,000 a year.
Total repayment recommended: £883.71
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £917.76
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mrs Janet Dean MP
Burton
Mrs Dean has no issues.
Rt Hon John Denham MP
Southampton Itchen
Mr Denham was paid £1,590 for two armchairs in August 2005. This exceeded the guideline price of £1,100 by £490.
He was also overpaid by £775.51 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £1,265.51
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,265.51
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Jim Devine MP
Livingston
Mr Devine has no issues.
Mr Parmjit Dhanda MP
Gloucester
Mr Dhanda was overpaid for mortgage interest by a total of £2,208.28 (2005-06 by £256.36; 2006-07 by £1,043.35; and 2008-09 by £908.57).
Total repayment recommended: £2,208.28
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,208.28
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Andrew Dismore MP
Hendon
Mr Dismore has no issues.
Mr Jonathan Djanogly MP
Huntingdon
Mr Djanogly was paid gardening costs of £11,066.66 over the five-year period (2004-05 to 2008-09). That exceeds £1,000 a year by a total of £6,066.66.
He was also paid cleaning costs of £21,192.35 over the five-year period (2004-05 to 2008-09). That exceeds £2,000 a year by a total of £11,192.35.
He was paid £105.75 in 2007 for call-out charges for the repair of a laptop computer at a property not listed as his second home.
Total repayment recommended: £17,364.76
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £25,000.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Jim Dobbin MP
Heywood & Middleton
Mr Dobbin has no issues.
Mr Nigel Dodds OBE MP
Belfast North
Mr Dodds has no issues.
Mr Pat Doherty MP
West Tyrone
Mr Doherty has no issues.
Rt Hon Jeffrey Donaldson MP
Lagan Valley
Mr Donaldson was overpaid by £535.23 for quarterly service charges (based on a 50% share) from 2006-07 to 2008-09.
He was also paid £633.50 between April 2004 and January 2006 for room service charges in hotels, which were not allowable.
He was further paid £690 between April 2004 and December 2006 for mobile phone bills, which are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
Total repayment recommended: £1,858.73
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,858.73
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Brian Donohoe MP
Central Ayrshire
Mr Donohoe has no issues.
Mr Frank Doran MP
Aberdeen North
Mr Doran has no issues.
Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP
Charnwood
Mr Dorrell was overpaid by a total of £1,530.16 for service charges for the period April to September 2005.
Total repayment recommended: £1,530.16
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,624.60
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Nadine V Dorries MP
Mid Bedfordshire
Ms Dorries was paid £882.31 twice for hotel expenses in January 2007.
She was also paid £161.04 twice for internet service in April 2007.
She was further paid £271.02 twice for a telephone bill in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £1,314.37
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £1,314.37
Mr David Drew MP
Stroud
Mr Drew has no issues.
Mr James P Duddridge MP
Rochford & Southend East
Mr Duddridge was paid for council tax relating to two separate properties in the year 2006-07, with over-lapping periods. The rebate due was not offset against the second claim, resulting in an overpayment of £480.98.
Total repayment recommended: £480.98
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £480.98
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Alan Duncan MP
Rutland & Melton
Mr Duncan was paid £610 in November 2007 for electrical services carried out at both his main and second homes. In the absence of records apportioning the bill, half is attributed to the main home, on which basis he was overpaid by £305.
He was also paid £575.75 in January 2008 for a pole saw, which is not allowable under the ACA.
He was paid £194.92 in April - May 2005 for mobile phone bills, which are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
He was paid a total of £5,281 over the five years of the review period for gardening costs, thus exceeding the allowable maximum by a total of £281.
Total repayment recommended: £1,356.67
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £4,704.86
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP
Chingford & Woodford Green
Mr Duncan Smith has no issues.
Mr Philip Dunne MP
Ludlow
Mr Dunne did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Mark Durkan MP
Foyle
Mr Durkan has no issues.
Ms Angela Eagle MP
Wallasey
Ms Eagle has no issues.
Ms Maria Eagle MP
Liverpool Garston
Ms Eagle has no issues.
Mrs Louise Ellman MP
Liverpool Riverside
Mrs Ellman was overpaid by £278 for mortgage interest for February to November 2006.
She was also overpaid a total of £1,132.15 during the years 2004-05 to 2007-08 for council tax, by reason of direct debits covering the whole year which were not collected in February and March (excepting March 2007).
Total repayment recommended: £1,410.15
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,573.15
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Tobias Ellwood MP
Bournemouth East
Mr Ellwood was overpaid by £940.98 for mortgage interest during 2005-06.
Total repayment recommended: £940.98
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £940.98
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Natascha Engel MP
North East Derbyshire
Ms Engel was overpaid by £1,339.25 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
She was also overpaid £595 in 2005-06 for an unreturned deposit.
Total repayment recommended: £1,934.25
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,934.25
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Jeffrey Ennis MP
Barnsley East & Mexborough
Mr Ennis has no issues.
Mr William Etherington MP
Sunderland North
Mr Etherington was overpaid by a total of £434.71 for mortgage interest for the period January - March 2009.
Total repayment recommended: £434.71
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £434.71
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Nigel Evans MP
Ribble Valley
Mr Evans received a total of £858.33 in duplicate payments for service charge and ground rent in 2004-05 and 2005-06.
Total repayment recommended: £858.33
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,030.31
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Evennett MP
Bexleyheath & Crayford
Mr Evennett did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Michael Fabricant MP
Lichfield
Mr Fabricant has no issues.
Mr Michael Fallon MP
Sevenoaks
Mr Fallon was paid a total of £7,700 for cleaning costs for the financial years 2004-05 to 2006-07 (£2,250, £3,000 and £2,450 respectively). That exceeds the maximum allowable of £2,000 a year by a total of £1,700.
He was also paid £300 twice in October and November 2004 for service charges.
Total repayment recommended: £2,000.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,000.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Paul Farrelly MP
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Mr Farrelly was paid £123.93 twice for his BT phone bill in 2008.
Total repayment recommended: £123.93
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £123.93
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Tim Farron MP
Westmorland & Lonsdale
In June 2008 Mr Farron was paid £235.00 for removal costs from his second home in London to his main home in Cumbria. In the circumstances this expenditure was unnecessary.
Total repayment recommended: £235.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £235.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Lynne Featherstone MP
Hornsey & Wood Green
Ms Featherstone did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Rt Hon Frank Field MP
Birkenhead
Mr Field was paid a total of £19,885 over the five years of the review period for the services of a housekeeper, cleaning and gardening. No other MP is known to have claimed in this form, and the detailed content of the resulting payments is not easy to allocate to recognised headings. Mr Field has provided examples, from which it would appear that some of the housekeeping services involved were clearly allowable; some consisted of further cleaning and garden maintenance, and were thus allowable up to defined limits; some were clearly not allowable; and some were arguable either way. The proportions of these various elements are not clear. In the unusual circumstances, I recommend what is admittedly a rough-and-ready solution. This is to take Mr Field's total claim (£19,885), give him the full benefit of the annual cleaning and garden maintenance allowances (£15,000), and then allow one half of the remainder (£4,885) as valid and regard the other half as invalid. On this basis, Mr Field would be treated as having been overpaid by £2,442.50.
He was also paid £800 for petty cash and household sundries from July to December 2004. From June to December 2005 he was paid a further £1,000 in unspecified incidental costs and sundry expenses. Petty cash in any form is not payable under the ACA, so under this head he was overpaid a total of £1,800.
He was also paid a total of £228.55 for three BT bills which did not relate to his second home address: £80.79 in December 2004; £75.35 in April 2007 and £72.41 in August 2007.
He was further paid twice for the following items: electricity, £19.58, in September 2004 and November 2004; gas, £17.41, in September 2004 and November 2004; clock radio, £79.95, in May 2007 and August 2007 (total overpayment £116.94).
Total repayment recommended: £4,587.99
Reduced on appeal by:£428.55
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £4,159.44
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Mark Fisher MP
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Mr Fisher has no issues.
Mr Robert Flello MP
Stoke-on-Trent South
Mr Flello was paid an extra month's rent of £1,200 in 2005-06 (duplicate payment for June 2005).
Total repayment recommended: £1,200.00
Reduced on appeal by:£1,200.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Caroline Flint MP
Don Valley
Ms Flint was paid £572 for a washing machine in July 2004, which exceeded the guideline price by £187.
She was also paid £385 twice, in May and June 2005, for tree services.
Total repayment recommended: £572.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £734.15
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Paul Flynn MP
Newport West
Mr Flynn was overpaid a total of £2,625.61 for mortgage interest (£404.49 for 2004-05, £499.09 for 2005-06, £53.89 for 2006-07, £1,487.99 for 2007-08 and £180.15 for 2008-09). This total includes a duplicate payment for £1,359.52 covering April to June 2007.
Total repayment recommended: £2,625.61
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,066.48
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Barbara Follett MP
Ms Follett was paid a total of £34,776.30 from April 2004 to November 2008 for mobile security patrols at her second home. This went beyond the Green Book provisions limiting claims to 'basic security measures'.
She was also paid a total of £8,908.36 for six telephone lines at her second home between April 2004 and November 2008. The number of lines and the amount claimed are excessive, and half the allowance, i.e. £4,454.18, should be repaid.
Ms Follett was further overpaid by an estimated £2,812.95 in 2004-05 - 2006-07 for an additional household insurance premium for fine art, which is not allowable.
She was also paid £221 twice for boiler insurance in June 2004 and again in August 2004.
She was also paid £193.78 for pest control in April-June 2006 for an address other than her second home.
Total repayment recommended: £42,458.21
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £32,976.17
Balance recommended to be repaid: £9,482.04
Mr Don Foster MP
Bath
In August 2005, Mr Foster took out an additional mortgage on his second home for a purpose not allowable under the ACA. As a result, he was overpaid a total of £3,557.02 for mortgage interest.
He was also overpaid by a total of £193.72 for mortgage interest for April - June 2007.
He was further paid £525 twice in 2008-09 for mortgage and term variation fees.
Total repayment recommended: £4,275.74
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £4,275.74
Mr Michael Jabez Foster DL MP
Hastings & Rye
Mr was overpaid by £515.76 for mortgage interest during the period April and May 2005 when Parliament was dissolved.
Total repayment recommended: £515.76
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £515.76
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Michael John Foster MP
Worcester
Mr Foster was overpaid by a total of £438.71 for mortgage interest in 2004-05.
Total repayment recommended: £438.71
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £466.25
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Dr Liam Fox MP
Woodspring
Dr Fox was overpaid by a total of £22,476.03 for mortgage interest (£2,045.17 in 2004-05, £6,004.93 in 2005-06, £4,673.25 in 2006-07, £4,223.70 in 2007-08 and £5,528.97 in 2008-09).
He was paid £762.42 twice for service charges in September 2006.
He was further paid £125 twice for service charges in July 2007.
He was paid a total of £1,514.82 twice for expenses in November 2008 (£1,248.41 for mortgage interest, £71 for utilities; £159 for council tax and £36.41 for insurance).
Total repayment recommended: £24,878.27
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £24,878.27
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Dr Hywel Francis MP
Aberavon
Dr Francis was overpaid by a total of £618.05 for food in 2004-05.
Total repayment recommended: £618.05
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £618.05
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Mark Francois MP
Rayleigh
Mr Francois has no issues.
Mr Christopher Fraser MP
South West Norfolk
Mr Fraser's rent payments were not reduced for dissolution during May 2005, resulting in an overpayment of £193.55.
Total repayment recommended: £193.55
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £251.55
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Roger Gale MP
North Thanet
Mr Gale was paid a total of £2,098.47 for office mobile phone bills between April 2004 and June 2005. Mobile phone costs are not allowed under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
He was also paid 13 times for rent in 2008-09. The March claim for £354 covered a payment for rent in April 2009, which should have been paid in the following financial year.
Total repayment recommended: £2,452.47
Reduced on appeal by:£2,452.47
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr George Galloway MP
Bethnal Green & Bow
Mr Galloway was paid £3,187.28 for mobile phone charges for April to November 2004. Mobile phone bills are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
Total repayment recommended: £3,187.28
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,187.28
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Mike Gapes MP
Ilford South
Mr Gapes was paid £186.89 for council tax in April 2004, relating to a period in the previous financial year (21 November 2003 - 31 March 2004). This was not an allowable expense for 2004-05.
Total repayment recommended: £186.89
Reduced on appeal by:£186.49
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.40
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Barry Gardiner MP
Brent North
Mr Gardiner was overpaid by £174.17 for mortgage interest in 2005-06 (claim not reduced for dissolution).
Total repayment recommended: £174.17
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £15,404.07
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Edward Garnier QC MP
Harborough
Mr Garnier was paid £1,920 for gardening in 2005-06. This exceeded £1,000 a year by £920.
He was also overpaid by a total of £301.68 for rent in 2006-07 (£295.68) and 2008-09 (£6.00).
Total repayment recommended: £1,221.68
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £1,221.68
Mr David Gauke MP
South West Hertfordshire
Mr Gauke has no issues.
Mr Andrew George MP
St Ives
Mr George was paid £1,397.34 twice for hotel costs for May 2005.
He was overpaid by a total of £159.44 for food during 2004-05 and 2005-06.
He was also overpaid by £233.83 for hotel costs for June 2006.
He was further overpaid by £694.44 for council tax in 2008-09, the amount of a rebate which should have been claimed.
He was also overpaid by a total of £1,695.12 for mortgage interest in 2008-09, as a result of two monthly claims being duplicated.
He was overpaid by a total of £168.08 in 2008-09, through duplicate payments of telephone and electricity costs.
Total repayment recommended: £4,348.25
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,160.41
Balance recommended to be repaid: £1,187.84
Rt Hon Bruce George MP
Walsall South
Mr George has no issues.
Mr Neil Gerrard MP
Walthamstow
Mr Gerrard did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Nicolas Gibb MP
Bognor Regis & Littlehampton
Mr Gibb was overpaid by a total of £780.83 for mortgage interest (2004-05 by £332.95; 2005-06 by £55.73; and 2006-07 by £392.15).
Total repayment recommended: £780.83
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £780.83
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Sandra Gidley MP
Romsey
Ms Gidley has no issues.
Ms Michelle Gildernew MP
Fermanagh & South Tyrone
Ms Gildernew has no issues.
Mrs Cheryl Gillan MP
Chesham & Amersham
Mrs Gillan was overpaid by £434.98 for mortgage interest in 2006-07 and £1,449.25 in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £1,884.23
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,888.70
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mrs Linda Gilroy MP
Plymouth Sutton
Mrs Gilroy was overpaid for rent by £751 in 2005-06.
She was also overpaid by £480 for council tax in 2005-06.
She was further paid £1,748.33 twice in September and November 2007.
Total repayment recommended: £2,979.33
Reduced on appeal by:£1,842.45
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,510.88
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Roger Godsiff MP
Birmingham Sparkbrook & Small Heath
Mr Godsiff was overpaid by a total of £2,224.30 for mortgage interest in 2007-08.
Total repayment recommended: £2,224.30
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £2,224.30
Mr Paul Goggins MP
Wythenshawe & Sale East
Mr Goggins was paid £2,826 for a suite of furniture on 21 January 2006. This exceeded the guideline price of £2,200 by £626.
He was also overpaid by a total of £449.31 for mortgage interest: £170.92 in 2004-05 and £279.01 in 2005-06.
Total repayment recommended: £1,075.93
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £21,307.15
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mrs Julia Goldsworthy MP
Falmouth & Camborne
Mrs Goldsworthy was overpaid by £171.32 for mortgage interest in 2005-06.
Total repayment recommended: £171.32
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,176.32
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Helen Goodman MP
Bishop Auckland
Ms Goodman has no issues.
Mr Paul Goodman MP
Wycombe
Mr Goodman was overpaid by a total of £2,318.90 for mortgage interest (£572.57 in 2005-06, £3.04 in 2006-07, £122.93 in 2007-08 and £1,620.36 in 2008-09).
He was also paid a total of £1,310.17 in 2004-05 for mobile phone bills, which are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
He was also overpaid by £252 for council tax in 2006-07 (payment for 12 instalments when only ten required).
Total repayment recommended: £3,881.07
Reduced on appeal by:£3,881.07
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Robert Goodwill MP
Scarborough & Whitby
Mr Goodwill has no issues.
Mr Michael Gove MP
Surrey Heath
Mr Gove has no issues.
Mr James Gray MP
North Wiltshire
Mr Gray was paid £687.35 for newspapers during April 2004 to March 2007. These are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
He was also overpaid by a total of £1,055.56 for rent (£638.10 in 2005-06 and £417.46 in 2006-07).
Total repayment recommended: £1,742.91
Reduced on appeal by:£1,418.07
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £324.84
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Chris Grayling MP
Epsom & Ewell
Mr Grayling was overpaid by a total of £136.59 for mortgage interest (£34.04 in 2004-05; £61.54 in 2005-06; and £41.01 in 2006-07).
Total repayment recommended: £136.59
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £6,226.02
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Damian Green MP
Ashford
Mr Green was overpaid by a total of £902.14 for mortgage interest (£143.03 in 2004-05 and £759.11 in 2008-09).
He was also paid cleaning costs totalling £5,200 for 2007-08 and 2008-09, exceeding the allowable maximum by £1,200.
Total repayment recommended: £2,102.14
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,102.14
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr John Greenway MP
Ryedale
Mr Greenway was paid a total of £537.47 for garden plants in the period April 2004 to June 2005, and also in February 2009. These are not an allowable expense under the Green Book rules.
Total repayment recommended: £537.47
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £537.47
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Dominic Grieve MP
Beaconsfield
Mr Grieve has no issues.
Ms Nia Griffith MP
Llanelli
Ms Griffith was overpaid by a total of £4,099.77 for mortgage interest in three years (£475.89 in 2006-07; £2,248.25 in 2007-08; and £1,375.63 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £4,099.77
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £4,099.77
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Nigel Griffiths JP MP
Edinburgh South
Mr Griffiths was overpaid by a total of £4,005.84 for mortgage interest (£464.51 in 2004-05; £961.38 in 2005-06; and £2,579.95 in 2006-07). Mr Griffiths' mortgage lender has acknowledged that the interest calculations they provided to the MP, and were used as the basis of his claims, contained errors. The mortgage lender is therefore arranging to reimburse the House of Commons directly for this element, which has yet to be determined.
Total repayment recommended: £4,005.84
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £4,005.84
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr John Grogan MP
Selby
Mr Grogan has no issues.
Rt Hon John Gummer MP
Suffolk Coastal
Mr Gummer was paid £612.81 in 2007-08 for repair and maintenance of a lawnmower. This was not an allowable cost.
He was also paid cleaning costs of £19,693.67 over a four-year period (£3,900 in 2004-05; £5,304.67 in 2005-06; £5,000 in 2006-07; and £5,489 in 2007-08). That exceeds the maximum allowable of £2,000 a year by a total of £11,693.67.
He was further paid for gardening costs of £21,091.98 over the same four-year period (£8,639.35 in 2004-05; £6,001.91 in 2005-06; £4,926.71 in 2006-07; and £1,524.01 in 2007-08). That exceeds the maximum allowable of £1,000 a year by a total of £17,091.98.
Total repayment recommended: £29,398.46
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £29,398.46
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Andrew Gwynne MP
Denton & Reddish
Mr Gwynne was overpaid by a total of £2,969.56 for mortgage interest (£226.73 in 2006-07; £284.50 in 2007-08; and £2,458.33 in 2008-09).
He was also paid £358 twice in 2006 for the same item of furniture.
Total repayment recommended: £3,327.56
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,327.56
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon William Hague MP
Richmond (Yorkshire)
Mr Hague was overpaid a total of £601.14 for mortgage interest (£308.91 in 2005-06 and £292.23 in 2006-07)
Total repayment recommended: £601.14
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £601.14
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Peter Hain MP
Neath
Mr Hain has no issues.
Mr Mike Hall MP
Weaver Vale
Mr Hall was paid a total of £10,364.28 during the period 2004-05 to 2007-08 for cleaning, laundry, dry cleaning and ironing. This exceeds £2,000 per year by £2,364.28.
He was paid £250 per month for petty cash from April to August 2004. This is not allowable under Green Book rules.
He was also paid £250 per month for incidental expenses in September and October 2004. Incidental expenses are not allowed under the Green Book rules.
He was also paid a total of £8,789 for household sundries (variable amounts up to £250 per month during the period November 2004 to March 2008, and £24 a month for 11 months in 2008-09). No receipts were provided.
Total repayment recommended: £12,639.28
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £12,639.28
Mr Patrick Hall MP
Bedford
Mr Hall was overpaid by £266.10 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £266.10
Reduced on appeal by:£266.10
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Hamilton MP
Midlothian
Mr Hamilton was overpaid by a total of £2,595.51 for mortgage interest (£783.36 in 2004-05; £511.10 in 2005-06; £304.24 in 2006-07; and £996.81 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £2,595.51
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £2,595.51
Mr Fabian Hamilton MP
Leeds North East
Mr Hamilton was over-paid by a total of £1,693.93 for mortgage interest (£341.75 in 2004-05 and £1,352.18 in 2008-09).
Mr Hamilton was also paid £980 for the redecoration of the hall, stairs and kitchen of his second home, in February 2006, which was only two months before he completed the purchase of a new second home.
He was also paid £7,060.81 twice on duplicate claims in April and May 2006 which included the cost of a new kitchen installation and a bed.
Total repayment recommended: £9,734.74
Reduced on appeal by:£3,186.59
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £6,548.15
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Philip Hammond MP
Runnymede & Weybridge
Mr Hammond has no issues.
Mr Stephen Hammond MP
Wimbledon
Mr Hammond did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Mike Hancock MP
Portsmouth South
Mr Hancock was overpaid a total of £2,674.26 for mortgage interest in 2005-06 to 2008-09 (£89.95 in 2005-06; £447.66 in 2006-07; £669.49 in 2007-08; and £1,467.16 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £2,674.26
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,674.26
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Hanson MP
Delyn
Mr Hanson has no issues.
Mr Mark Harper MP
Forest of Dean
Mr Harper has no issues.
Dr Evan Harris MP
Oxford West & Abingdon
Dr Harris has no issues.
Mr Tom Harris MP
Glasgow South
Mr Harris has no issues.
Mr Nicholas Harvey MP
North Devon
Mr Harvey has no issues.
Rt Hon Sir Alan Haselhurst MP
Saffron Walden
Sir Alan was paid gardening expenses of £13,358.81 for the five-year period of the review, thus exceeding the allowable maximum of £1,000 a year by £8,358.81.
He was also paid cleaning costs of £11,321.00 for the period 2004-05 to 2007-08, thus exceeding the allowable maximum of £2,000 a year by £3,321.00.
Total repayment recommended: £11,679.81
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £14,574.82
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Dai Havard MP
Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney
Mr Havard has no issues.
Mr John Hayes MP
South Holland & The Deepings
Mr Hayes has no issues.
Mrs Sylvia Heal MP
Halesowen & Rowley Regis
Mrs Heal has no issues.
Mr Oliver Heald MP
North East Hertfordshire
Mr Heald has no issues.
Mr John Healey MP
Wentworth
Mr Healey was overpaid by a total of £2,354.35 for mortgage interest (£460.00 in 2004-05; £359.49 in 2005-06; £447.65 in 2006-07; £639.50 in 2007-08; and £447.72 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £2,354.35
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,354.35
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Heath MP
Somerton & Frome
Mr Heath has no issues.
Rt Hon David Heathcoat-Amory MP
Wells
Mr Heathcoat-Amory was paid cleaning costs of £12,995.35 over the five years of the review period. That exceeded £2,000 a year by a total of £2,995.35.
He was also paid a total of £30,696.58 for gardening during the four years 2004-05 to 2007-08. This exceeded £1,000 a year by £26,696.58.
Total repayment recommended: £29,691.93
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £6,122.24
Balance recommended to be repaid: £23,569.69
Mr John Hemming MP
Birmingham Yardley
Mr Hemming has no issues.
Mr Douglas Henderson MP
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Mr Henderson has no issues.
Mr Mark Hendrick MP
Preston
Mr Hendrick was overpaid by a net total of £2,117.83 for mortgage interest over the review period.
He was also paid £3,868.87 for replacement doors and window frames in March 2007, one month before changing the designation of his second home to his constituency address, which appears an unnecessary use of the allowance.
Mr Hendrick was also overpaid by a total of £899 in August 2004 for a dining table and a wardrobe, which exceeded guideline prices.
Total repayment recommended: £6,885.70
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £9,003.53
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Charles Hendry MP
Wealden
Mr Hendry was paid combined cleaning and gardening costs of £3,223.26 in 2005-06, thus exceeding the combined allowable maximum of £3,000 a year by a total of £223.26.
Total repayment recommended: £223.26
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £473.18
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Stephen Hepburn MP
Jarrow
Mr Hepburn was overpaid by a total of £2,321.44 for mortgage interest (2005-06 by £891.31; 2006-07 by £358.39; and 2007-08 by £1,071.74).
Total repayment recommended: £2,321.44
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,321.44
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr John Heppell MP
Nottingham East
Mr Heppell has no issues.
Mr Nick Herbert MP
Arundel & South Downs
Mr Herbert was over-paid by a total of £988.95 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £988.95
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £988.95
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Lady Sylvia Hermon MP
North Down
Lady Hermon has no issues.
Mr Stephen Hesford MP
Wirral West
Mr Hesford was overpaid by a total of £4,256.91 for mortgage interest between 2005 and 2009.
Total repayment recommended: £4,256.91
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £4,256.91
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt MP
Leicester West
Ms Hewitt has no issues.
Mr David Heyes MP
Ashton under Lyne
Mr Heyes has no issues.
Mr Mark Hoban MP
Fareham
Mr Hoban was overpaid by £93.94 in January 2005 for a washing machine which exceeded the guideline price of £385.
He was also paid £150 twice for food in April 2004.
He was also overpaid by £165 for a bookshelf in 2006 which exceeded the guideline price of £220.
Total repayment recommended: £408.94
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £613.10
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MBE MP
Barking
Mrs Hodge did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mrs Sharon Hodgson MP
Gateshead East & Washington West
Mrs Hodgson has no issues.
Rt Hon Douglas Hogg QC MP
Sleaford & North Hykeham
Mr Hogg was overpaid by a total of £20,639.42 during the five year period (£4,925.81 in 2004-05; £9,348.81 in 2005-06; £1,404.26 in 2006-07; and £4,960.54 in 2007-08).

This arose because Mr Hogg claimed, and was paid, one twelfth of the annual ACA allowance each month, relying on a list of expenses associated with his second home. The total cost of these exceeded the annual maximum allowance in every year, and the list of expenses included numerous items that were not allowable, including expenses for a housekeeper, a gardener, utilities and repair work for other buildings within the grounds of Mr Hogg's second home.

In May 2009, Mr Hogg repaid £2,200 that he had received for moat cleaning, but this was in respect of the year 2003-04, before the review period began.

Total repayment recommended: £20,639.42
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £20,639.42
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Phillip Hollobone MP
Kettering
Mr Hollobone was overpaid by £1,115.83 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £1,115.83
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,115.83
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Adam Holloway MP
Gravesham
Mr Holloway was paid £271.98 twice in 2007-08 for water rates.
He was also paid £1,011.75 in excess of his council tax liability for the financial year 2007-08.
Total repayment recommended: £1,283.73
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,332.73
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Paul Holmes MP
Chesterfield
Mr Holmes was paid £920 for a wardrobe in July 2007, which was £150 above the guideline price.
Total repayment recommended: £150.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £150.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr James Hood MP
Lanark & Hamilton East
Mr Hood was overpaid a total of £1,185 in 2006-07 (for the following items: £400 for food, £80 for utilities, £75 for council tax, £100 for telephone and telecommunications, £200 for cleaning, £200 for service/maintenance and £130 for repairs, insurance, security).
He was also overpaid by a total of £3,783.35 for mortgage interest (£2,434.46 in 2004-05 and £1,348.89 in 2005-06).
He was further overpaid by £445.14 for mortgage interest in 2006-07.
Total repayment recommended: £5,413.49
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £5,413.49
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0,00
Rt Hon Geoffrey Hoon MP
Ashfield
Mr Hoon was overpaid by £1,013.13 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
He was also paid £138.29 twice for a gas bill, also in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £1,151.42
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £383.76
Balance recommended to be repaid: £767.66
Mr Phil Hope MP
Corby
Mr Hope was overpaid by a total of £1,431.64 for mortgage interest (£158.50 in 2004-05, £319.03 in 2005-06 and £954.12 in 2006-07).
He was paid a total of £447.95 during the period June 2004-June 2005 for gardening equipment items and a barbecue, which are not allowable under the Green Book rules.
He was also paid £116.99 in April 2006 for an electric razor, which is also not allowable.
He was paid £4,769.07 in 2007-08 for wooden flooring and fitting, which exceeded the guideline price of £2,400 by £2,369.07.
Total repayment recommended: £4,365.65
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £42,674.13
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Kelvin Hopkins MP
Luton North
Mr Hopkins has no issues.
Mr John Horam MP
Orpington
Mr Horam has no issues.
Mr Martin Horwood MP
Cheltenham
Mr Horwood has no issues.
Mr Stewart Hosie MP
Dundee East
Mr Hosie was paid £379.45 in February 2009 for staying in a hotel when his home was flooded. This cost should have been reclaimed from the insurance company.
Total repayment recommended: £379.45
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £379.45
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Michael Howard QC MP
Folkestone & Hythe
Mr Howard was paid a total of £18,058.45 over the five year period for the costs of employing a gardening company. The company has stated that one-third of the work related to maintenance of the house, resulting in a gardening cost of £12,039. That exceeds £1,000 a year by a total of £7,039.
Total repayment recommended: £7,039.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £7,039.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Howarth MP
Cambridge
Mr Howarth did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr George Howarth MP
Knowsley North & Sefton East
Mr Howarth has no issues.
Mr Gerald Howarth MP
Aldershot
Mr Howarth was paid a total of £1,894 for gardening in 2004-05, exceeding the maximum of £1,000 by £894.
He was also paid a total of £284 for a barbecue and garden chairs in 2004, and for garden furniture in 2005. These items are not allowable under Green Book rules.
Total repayment recommended: £1,178.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,178.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr John Howell OBE MP
Henley
Mr Howell has no issues.
Rt Hon Kim Howells MP
Pontypridd
Dr Howells was overpaid by a total of £665.11 for mortgage interest (£144.78 in 2006-07, £399.68 in 2007-08 and £120.65 in 2008-09).
He was also overpaid by a total of £288 for gas bills in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £953.11
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £294.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £659.11
The Hon Lindsay Hoyle MP
Chorley
Mr Hoyle has no issues.
Rt Hon Beverley Hughes MP
Stretford & Urmston
Ms Hughes has no issues.
Mr Christopher Huhne MP
Eastleigh
Mr Huhne was paid gardening costs of £1,975.80 for the year 2008-09. This exceeds £1,000 a year by £975.80.
He was paid twice for the following items: £117.50 for gardening services in June 2006 and again in August 2006; and £58.75 for gardening services in August 2006 and again in September 2006. This resulted in a total overpayment of £176.25.
Total repayment recommended: £1,152.05
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,152.05
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mrs Joan Humble MP
Blackpool North & Fleetwood
Mrs Humble has no issues.
Mr Jeremy Hunt MP
South West Surrey
Mr Hunt has no issues.
Mr Mark Hunter MP
Cheadle
Mr Hunter has no issues.
Mr Nicholas Hurd MP
Ruislip Northwood
Mr Hurd did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Rt Hon John Hutton MP
Barrow & Furness
Mr Hutton was paid £1,568.09 for gardening costs in 2008-09, exceeding the allowable maximum by £568.09.
Total repayment recommended: £568.09
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £568.09
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Dr Brian Iddon MP
Bolton South East
Dr Iddon has no issues.
Mr Eric Illsley MP
Barnsley Central
Mr Illsley has no issues.
Rt Hon Adam Ingram MP
East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow
Mr Ingram has no issues.
Mr Huw Irranca-Davies MP
Ogmore
Mr Irranca-Davies was overpaid by a total of £2,008.19 for mortgage interest (2004-05 by £1,441.35; 2005-06 by £43.11; 2006-07 by £233.66; 2007-08 by £30.87; and 2008-09 by £259.20).
Total repayment recommended: £2,008.19
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,750.27
Balance recommended to be repaid: £257.92
Rt Hon Michael Jack MP
Fylde
Mr Jack was overpaid by a total of £832.74 for council tax in 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2007-08.
He was also paid £1,200 for a fridge freezer in 2008. This exceeded the guideline price of £605 by a total of £595.
Total repayment recommended: £1,427.74
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,694.34
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Stewart Jackson MP
Peterborough
Mr Jackson was paid £304.10 for swimming pool maintenance in July 2006. This is not allowable under the ACA.
Total repayment recommended: £304.10
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,277.10
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Sian James MP
Swansea East
Ms James was paid £1,150 for council tax in 2006-07. She moved her second home in the period, but the supporting evidence shows that the total annual charge was £869. In 2007-08, she was paid £2,100 against a charge for £1,180.94 for council tax and £294.42 for water rates. She was thus overpaid a total of £905.64.
She was overpaid by £200 for rent in November and December 2008.
Total repayment recommended: £1,105.64
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,105.64
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Hon Bernard Jenkin MP
North Essex
Mr Jenkin was paid £63,250 over the review period to rent his second home from his sister-in-law. This was a conflicted transaction.
Total repayment recommended: £63,250.00
Reduced on appeal by:£27,000.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £36,909.17
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Brian Jenkins MP
Tamworth
Mr Jenkins was overpaid £484.85 for mortgage interest in 2004-05.
Total repayment recommended: £484.85
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £484.85
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP
Hull West & Hessle
Mr Johnson has no issues.
Ms Diana Johnson MP
Hull North
Ms Johnson has no issues.
Mr David Jones MP
Clwyd West
Mr Jones was paid twice for mortgage interest claims in November 2006 and September 2007, amounting to an overpayment of £2,056.62.
He was also paid for two items of furniture purchased in July 2005, namely a chair that exceeded the guideline price of £550 by £326, and a sofa bed that exceeded the guideline price of £1,210 by £241.38. The total excess was thus £567.38.
Total repayment recommended: £2,624.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,624.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Helen Jones MP
Warrington North
Ms Jones was overpaid by £793.68 for mortgage interest in April 2005 (payment not reduced for dissolution).
She was also overpaid by £46.37 for mortgage interest in March 2008.
Total repayment recommended: £840.05
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £840.05
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Kevan Jones MP
North Durham
Mr Jones has no issues.
Dr Lynne Jones MP
Birmingham Selly Oak
Dr Jones was paid £815 twice for heating and radiator repair costs in July and August 2005.
Total repayment recommended: £815.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £815.00
Mr Martyn Jones MP
Clwyd South
Mr Jones was over-paid by a total of £310.36 for rent (£77.02 in 2004-05 and £233.34 in 2007-08).
Total repayment recommended: £310.36
Reduced on appeal by:£310.36
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Eric Joyce MP
Falkirk
Mr Joyce was over-paid by a total of £5,002.56 for mortgage interest (£1,645.77 in 2004-05, £1,037.59 in 2006-07 and £2,319.20 in 2007-08).
In addition Mr Joyce was paid twice for a claim of £3,000 for mortgage interest for the period November to December 2007.
He was also paid twice in the same period for council tax, cleaning and service/maintenance claims totalling £600.
Total repayment recommended: £8,602.56
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £8,602.56
Rt Hon Sir Gerald Kaufman MP
Manchester Gorton
Sir Gerald was paid £240.95 in 2006-07 for two Waterford grapefruit bowls, purchased as replacements for breakage. This should have been claimed on household insurance, which was available under the ACA.
He was also paid £1,851.74 for a rug in 2007. This exceeded the guideline price of £330 by £1,521.74.
He was further paid £4,791.00 for cleaning and laundry for the year 2008-09. This exceeded £2,000 a year by £2,791.00.
Total repayment recommended: £4,533.69
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £4,533.69
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Daniel Kawczynski MP
Shrewsbury & Atcham
Mr Kawczynski has no issues.
Ms Sally Keeble MP
Northampton North
Ms Keeble was overpaid mortgage interest by a total of £451.45 for the years 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2007-08.
Total repayment recommended: £451.45
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £4,189.19
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Barbara Keeley MP
Worsley
Ms Keeley has no issues.
Mr Alan Keen MP
Feltham & Heston
Mr Keen was paid £1,790 in 2006-07 for cleaning costs. In the same year his wife, Ann Keen MP, was paid £1,000 for cleaning costs for the same property. The total amount paid for cleaning this property in 2006-07 thus exceeded the allowable maximum by a total of £790. Mr Keen should repay half of the excess.
Total repayment recommended: £345.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £345.00
Mrs Ann Keen MP
Brentford & Isleworth
Mrs Keen was paid £1,000 in 2006-07 for cleaning costs. In the same year her husband, Alan Keen MP, was paid £1,790 for cleaning costs for the same property. The total amount claimed for cleaning for this property in 2006-07 thus exceeded the allowable maximum by a total of £790. Mrs Keen should repay half of the excess.
Total repayment recommended: £345.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,643.71
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Paul Keetch MP
Hereford
Mr Keetch has no issues.
Rt Hon Ruth Kelly MP
Bolton West
Ms Kelly was overpaid by a net total of £441.47 for mortgage interest for the years 2004-05 to 2006-07 and 2008-09.
She was also paid £476.39 twice for her February 2008 claim.
She was further paid a total of £157.90 in 2008-09 for newspapers, which are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
She was also paid £631.58 in November 2008 for a mortgage arrears payment relating to 2003, which is also not allowable.
Total repayment recommended: £1,707.34
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £1,707.34
Mr Fraser Kemp MP
Houghton & Washington East
Mr Kemp has no issues.
Rt Hon Charles Kennedy MP
Ross, Skye & Lochaber
Mr Kennedy has no issues.
Rt Hon Jane Kennedy MP
Liverpool Wavertree
Ms Kennedy was paid £281 for a mobile phone bill in 2004-05. Mobile phone costs are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
She was also overpaid by a total of £431.61 in 2008-09 (£151 for council tax, £90.71 for utilities; £89.90 for telephone bills; and £100 for service and maintenance).
She was also overpaid by £1,304.96 for mortgage interest in 2004-05 and by £552.26 in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £2,569.83
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,569.83
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Robert Key MP
Salisbury
Mr Key was paid for a replacement microwave and oven in March 2008. The total cost was £1,400, plus £250 for installation (including rewiring). The guideline price for a gas cooker is £770. £100 would seem a reasonable cost for a microwave. This leaves an excess of £530.
Total repayment recommended: £530.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £541.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Kidney MP
Stafford
Mr Kidney has no issues.
Mr Peter Kilfoyle MP
Liverpool Walton
Mr Kilfoyle was overpaid by a total of £324.16 for mortgage interest (£208.79 in 2005-06; £18.15 in 2006-07; and £97.22 in 2007-08).
Total repayment recommended: £324.16
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £324.16
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Miss Julie Kirkbride MP
Bromsgrove
Miss Kirkbride is married to another MP. She designated her constituency home as her second home, while her husband nominated it as his main home. She designated her husband's second home, a flat in London, as her main home. This meant that, between them, the couple had no main home which was not funded by the ACA. Throughout the five years of the review period, they both claimed at or close to the full allowance to support their two homes. These arrangements obtained a financial benefit for the couple which appears unintended under the Green Book rules, and as such contrary to the principles governing it. Had they made different designations, each MP might reasonably have claimed up to two-thirds of the full allowance on a shared second home. On this footing, each of them was overpaid by one-third of the maximum ACA for each year of the review period. This is £29,243.
In May 2008, Miss Kirkbride extended the mortgage on her designated second home to fund the construction of an additional bedroom, mainly for the use of her brother to provide childcare for her family. The total interest paid under the ACA to fund the additional loan was £2,584.26. As these payments were used to provide accommodation for a non-dependent family member, the transaction was conflicted.
Total repayment recommended: £31,827.26
Reduced on appeal by:£2,584.26
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £29,243.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Greg Knight MP
Yorkshire East
Mr Knight was overpaid by a total of £1,619.99 for mortgage interest (£264.09 in 2005-06; £975.89 in 2006-07; £281.56 in 2007-08; £98.45 in 2008-09).
He was also overpaid by a total of £640 for council tax for the years 2006-07 and 2007-08.
Total repayment recommended: £2,259.99
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,259.99
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Jim Knight MP
South Dorset
Mr Knight was overpaid by £223.50 in April 2005 (payment incorrectly reduced for dissolution).
He was also overpaid by a total of £2,657.11 for mortgage interest (£678.59 in 2007-08 and £1,755.02 in 2008-09).
Mr Knight was further paid £571.06 in August 2005 for a computer, which is not an allowable expense under the ACA, although it could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
Total repayment recommended: £3,451.67
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,265.84
Balance recommended to be repaid: £2,185.83
Ms Susan Kramer MP
Richmond Park
Ms Kramer did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Dr Ashok Kumar MP
Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland
Dr Kumar was paid for various items of furniture in July 2004, including a sofa at £1,700 and a chair at £950, which exceeded the guideline price by a total of £450.
Total repayment recommended: £450.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £450.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Dr Stephen Ladyman MP
South Thanet
Dr Ladyman has no issues.
Mrs Eleanor Laing MP
Epping Forest
Mrs Laing has no issues.
Ms Jacqui Lait MP
Beckenham
Ms Lait was overpaid by a total of £622.94 for mortgage interest (£606.54 in January to March 2007, and £16.40 in 2007-08).
She has not provided sufficient evidence to support claims of £418.65 for the period January to March 2009, in default of which I must regard these payments as having been invalid. Accordingly my recommendation is that Mrs Lait should repay the whole of this sum.
Total repayment recommended: £1,041.59
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £87.67
Balance recommended to be repaid: £953.92
Mr Norman Lamb MP
North Norfolk
Mr Lamb has no issues.
Rt Hon David Lammy MP
Tottenham
Mr Lammy did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Mark Lancaster MP
Milton Keynes North East
Mr Lancaster has no issues.
Mr Andrew Lansley CBE MP
South Cambridgeshire
Mr Lansley was paid £632.40 in August 2005 for fitted blinds and curtains shortly before he re-designated his second home. This appears unnecessary so close to the move.
He was also paid a total of £2,960 for internal and external decoration only a month before re-designating his second home, which also appears unnecessary.
He was further overpaid by a total of £607.56 for mortgage interest (£512.95 in 2005-06 and £94.61 in 2008-09).
He was also overpaid by £962.72 for mortgage interest in 2006-07, having claimed for repayments of mortgage interest on an increase in his loan for the second home to fund improvements on his main home.
Total repayment recommended: £5,162.68
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £5,301.48
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Laws MP
Yeovil
Mr Laws has no issues.
Mr Bob Laxton MP
Derby North
Mr Laxton has no issues.
Mr Mark Lazarowicz MP
Edinburgh North & Leith
Mr Lazarowicz has no issues.
Mr John Leech MP
Manchester Withington
Mr Leech has no issues.
Mr Edward Leigh MP
Gainsborough
In October 2005, Mr Leigh took out an additional mortgage for £100,000 for purposes not shown to be allowable under the ACA. As a result he was overpaid by a total of £5,025.94 for mortgage interest (£2,208.16 in 2005-06; £2,626.17 in 2006-07; and £191.61 in 2008-09).
He was also paid a total of £11,700 over the five years of the review period for cleaning costs, exceeding the allowable maximum by a total of £1,700.
Total repayment recommended: £6,725.94
Reduced on appeal by:£3,613.94
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,112.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Lepper MP
Brighton Pavilion
Mr Lepper has no issues.
Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP
West Dorset
Mr Letwin was paid twice, in October and December 2004, for an annual charge of £155.00 for AGA maintenance.
He was paid £458.70 in March 2005 for repainting and decorating following a burst water tank. This should have been claimed on home insurance, which is available under the Green Book rules.
Total repayment recommended: £613.70
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,883.70
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Tom Levitt MP
High Peak
Mr Levitt was overpaid by a net total of £800.95 for mortgage interest between April 2004 and March 2006.
He was also paid £1,599 for a sofa bed in October 2004. This exceeded the nearest relevant guideline price of £1,210 by £389.
Total repayment recommended: £1,189.95
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £412.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £777.95
Mr Ivan Lewis MP
Bury South
Mr Lewis was paid £1,278.35 twice for mortgage interest in April 2006.
He was also paid £1,170.80 twice for internal decoration in May and June 2008.
Total repayment recommended: £2,449.15
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,449.15
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Dr Julian Lewis MP
New Forest East
Dr Lewis was overpaid by £829.85 in July 2006 for mortgage interest relating to the previous year.
He was paid £789 for a washer/drier in July 2006. This exceeded the guideline price of £550 by £239.
Total repayment recommended: £1,068.85
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,068.85
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger MP
Bridgwater
Mr Liddell-Grainger was paid £2,350 for cleaning costs in 2008-09, thus exceeding the allowable maximum by £350.
He was also over-paid by a total of £2,146.23 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £2,496.23
Reduced on appeal by:£2,146.23
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £350.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Lidington MP
Aylesbury
Mr Lidington has no issues.
Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP
Hitchin & Harpenden
Mr Lilley purchased his second home in 2003 using a loan from his wife, but since this happened before the review period I make no comment on this arrangement. In 2005, he replaced that loan with a mortgage held jointly with his wife, repaying her the original loan. Over the rest of the review period, he was paid a total of £41,057.36 for mortgage interest on this second loan. In substance, this loan appears to have released capital, which was not permitted under the ACA other than for the purpose of improving or repairing the home.
Total repayment recommended: £41,057.36
Reduced on appeal by:£41,057.36
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Tony Lloyd MP
Manchester Central
Mr Lloyd was overpaid by a total of £2,210 for rent in the years 2006-07 and 2007-08.
Total repayment recommended: £2,210.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,210.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Elfyn Llwyd MP
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mr Llwyd was paid £279.99 twice for an air conditioning unit in 2005.
He was also paid £642.67 twice for ground rent and service charges in March and May 2007.
He was further overpaid a total of £271.94 for mortgage interest (£77.93 in 2004-05; £179.98 in 2005-06; and £14.03 in 2008-9).
Total repayment recommended: £1,194.60
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,194.60
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Sir Michael Lord MP
Central Suffolk & North Ipswich
Sir Michael was paid a total of £8,784.76 for gardening costs from March 2005 to January 2009, thus exceeding the allowable maximum by a total of £4,784.76.
He was also overpaid a total of £289.72 for mortgage interest (£173.87 in 2005-06, and £115.85 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £5,074.48
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £5,074.48
Mr Timothy Paul Loughton MP
East Worthing & Shoreham
Mr Loughton was overpaid £1,070.94 for mortgage interest in 2006-07.
He was also overpaid £107.94 for the servicing of his boiler in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £1,178.88
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,178.88
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Andrew Love MP
Edmonton
Mr Love was overpaid for mortgage interest by £736.70 in 2004-05 and 2005-06.
Total repayment recommended: £736.70
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £736.70
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Ian Lucas MP
Wrexham
Mr Lucas has no issues.
Mr Peter Luff MP
Mid Worcestershire
Mr Luff had a complex offset mortgage arrangement from April 2004 until March 2007, covering mortgages for his main and second home, offset by personal savings. In these circumstances, the amounts he received under the ACA have been compared with the amounts he actually paid to his mortgagee in respect of the second home. On this footing, he was overpaid by a total of £1,391.57 in two years of the review period (£424.54 in 2005-06, and £967.03 in 2006-07).
He was also overpaid by £255 for cleaning in 2004-05.
He was also overpaid by £523.77 for various kitchen accessories and china in January 2008.
Total repayment recommended: £2,170.34
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,868.23
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Andrew Mackay MP
Bracknell
Mr Mackay is married to another MP. He designated his London flat as his second home, while his wife nominated it as her main home. He designated his constituency home as his main home while his wife nominated it as her second home. This meant that, between them, the couple had no main home which was not funded by the ACA. Throughout the five years of the review period, they both claimed at or close to the full allowance to support their two homes. These arrangements obtained a financial benefit for the couple which appears unintended under the Green Book rules, and as such contrary to the principles governing it. Had they made different designations, each MP might reasonably have claimed up to two-thirds of the full allowance on a shared second home. On this footing, each of them was overpaid by one-third of the maximum ACA for each year of the review period. This is £29,243.
He was also paid £9,950 for cleaning over the four years 2004-05 to 2007-08, thus exceeding the allowable maximum by a total of £1,950.
Total repayment recommended: £31,193.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £31,193.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Andrew MacKinlay MP
Thurrock
Mr MacKinlay was overpaid by a total of £792.34 for rental between December 2004 and October 2005.
Total repayment recommended: £792.34
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £816.77
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon David MacLean MP
Penrith & The Border
Mr MacLean has no issues.
Mr Angus MacNeil MP
Na h-Eileanan An Iar
Mr MacNeil was overpaid by £133 for council tax in 2007-08.
Total repayment recommended: £133.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £133.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Denis MacShane MP
Rotherham
Dr MacShane was paid cleaning costs totalling £7,354.34 (£3,000.00 in 2004-05; £2,341.34 in 2005-06; and £2,013.00 in 2007-08). This exceeded £2,000 a year by £1,354.34.
In September and October 2008, he was paid £153.39 for gas without providing sufficient evidence to show that this was a cost incurred at his second home, since the only address on the bill related to his main home.
He should also provide mortgage interest statements to support payments totalling £6,001.34 for the period April 2004 to January 2006. I recommend that he should be allowed until 1 March 2010 to do this. If he does not do so, then in the absence of any special or exceptional reasons to the contrary, he should repay the whole amount of the allowance involved.
Total repayment recommended: £1,507.73
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,354.33
Balance recommended to be repaid: £153.40
Ms Fiona Mactaggart MP
Slough
Ms Mactaggart has no issues.
Mr Khalid Mahmood MP
Birmingham Perry Barr
Mr Mahmood was overpaid by £211.30 for mortgage interest in April - September 2004. During April - July 2005, he was also overpaid by a total of £332.91 for rent.
Total repayment recommended: £544.21
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £544.21
Ms Anne Main MP
St Albans
Ms Main was overpaid by a total £925.00 for rent from June 2005 to October 2006.
She was also paid £463.59 twice for service charges for the half year January - June 2007.
Total repayment recommended: £1,388.59
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,788.49
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Shahid Malik MP
Dewsbury
Mr Malik was paid £1,050 for a television in February 2006. This exceeded the guideline price of £825 by £225.
He was overpaid by a total of £935.56 for council tax (£284.47 in 2005-06, £586.09 in 2006-07 and £65.00 in summons costs, which are not allowable under Green Book rules).
He was also paid £730 for an armchair in September 2007, exceeding the guideline price of £550 by a total of £180.
Total repayment recommended: £1,340.56
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,304.43
Balance recommended to be repaid: £36.14
Mr Humfrey Malins CBE MP
Woking
Mr Malins was overpaid by a total of £1,039.46 for mortgage interest (£17.70 in 2004-05; £369.83 in 2005-06; £22.94 in 2006-07; £138.79 in 2007-08; and £490.20 in 2008-09).
He was also overpaid by £289.76 for council tax in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £1,329.22
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £9,954.39
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Judy Mallaber MP
Amber Valley
Ms Mallaber has no issues.
Mr John Mann MP
Bassetlaw
Mr Mann has no issues.
Mr John Maples MP
Stratford-on-Avon
Mr Maples has no issues.
Mr Rob Marris MP
Wolverhampton South West
Mr Marris was overpaid by a total of £1,153.98 for mortgage interest (£253.06 in 2004-05; £287.47 in 2005-06; £253.06 in 2006-07; £170.41 in 2007-08; £189.78 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £1,153.98
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £4,600.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Gordon Marsden MP
Blackpool South
Mr Marsden was paid £1,135.40 in 2004-05 for mobile phone costs, which are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
Total repayment recommended: £1,135.40
Reduced on appeal by:£1,135.40
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews QC MP
Medway
Mr Marshall-Andrews was overpaid by £231 for council tax in 2007-08.
Total repayment recommended: £231.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £231.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Eric Martlew MP
Carlisle
Mr Martlew has no issues.
Mr John Mason MP
Glasgow East
Mr Mason has no issues.
Rt Hon Michael Mates MP
East Hampshire
Mr Mates has no issues.
Rt Hon Francis Maude MP
Horsham
Mr Maude has no issues.
Rt Hon Theresa May MP
Maidenhead
Mrs May has no issues.
Rt Hon Thomas McAvoy MP
Rutherglen & Hamilton West
Mr McAvoy has no issues.
Mr Steve McCabe MP
Birmingham Hall Green
Mr McCabe has no issues.
Ms Christine McCafferty MP
Calder Valley
Ms McCafferty was overpaid by a total of £818.81 for mortgage interest for 2004-05 and April - May 2005.
She was also paid £1,481.00 in February 2008 for a fitted wardrobe, which exceeded the guideline price of £770.00 by £711.00.
Total repayment recommended: £1,529.81
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,666.95
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Kerry McCarthy MP
Bristol East
Ms McCarthy has no issues.
Ms Sarah McCarthy-Fry MP
Portsmouth North
Ms McCarthy-Fry was overpaid by £134.01 for cleaning costs in 2007-08, being her share of the excess over the allowable maximum for a second home shared with two other MPs.
Total repayment recommended: £134.01
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £134.01
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Ian McCartney MP
Makerfield
Mr McCartney has no issues.
Dr William McCrea MP
South Antrim
Dr McCrea was overpaid by a total of £661.21 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
He was also paid £139.50 twice for a TV licence in 2008-09.
He was also paid £4,694.12 for bedroom furniture in 2006, exceeding the guideline price of £1,540 by £3,154.12.
He was further overpaid a total of £496.12 for service charges in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £4,450.95
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £5,329.74
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Siobhain McDonagh MP
Mitcham & Morden
Ms McDonagh did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP
Belfast South
Dr McDonnell has no issues.
Mr John McDonnell MP
Hayes & Harlington
Mr McDonnell did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Patrick McFadden MP
Wolverhampton South East
Mr McFadden has no issues.
Rt Hon John McFall MP
West Dunbartonshire
Mr McFall has no issues.
Mr James McGovern MP
Dundee West
Mr McGovern was overpaid by £266.54 in December 2005 for various items of furnishings and hardware.
Total repayment recommended: £266.54
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £794.10
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Edward McGrady MP
South Down
Mr McGrady stayed in hotels during the review period. During that time he was paid a total of £3,854.00 for sundry items and utility bills which were not allowable under the Green Book rules.
Total repayment recommended: £3,854.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,854.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Martin McGuinness MP
Mid Ulster
Mr McGuinness was mistakenly paid £3,000 twice for rent covering the period July to August 2006.
Total repayment recommended: £3,000.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,000.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Anne McGuire MP
Stirling
Mrs McGuire has no issues.
Miss Anne McIntosh MP
Vale of York
Miss McIntosh was paid a total of £4,948 for gardening costs over four years of the review period. That exceeded the maximum allowable by £948.
Total repayment recommended: £948.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £948.00
Ms Shona McIsaac MP
Cleethorpes
Ms McIsaac has no issues.
Miss Ann McKechin MP
Glasgow North
Miss McKechin has no issues.
Mrs Rosemary McKenna CBE MP
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East
Mrs McKenna was overpaid by a total of £3,008.93 for rent (2005-06 by £1,195.85 and 2007-08 by £1,813.08).
Total repayment recommended: £3,008.93
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,008.93
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP
West Derbyshire
Mr McLoughlin was paid cleaning costs totalling £13,136.67 over the five-year review period, exceeding the allowable maximum of £2,000 a year by a total of £3,136.67.
He was also overpaid a total of £921.87 for mortgage interest over the review period (£168.79 in 2004-05; £126.70 in 2005-06; £245.74 in 2006-07; £180.00 in 2007-08 and £200.64 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £4,058.54
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £4,058.54
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Anthony McNulty MP
Harrow East
Mr McNulty has no issues.
Rt Hon Michael Meacher OBE MP
Oldham West & Royton
Mr Meacher was overpaid by a total of £447.62 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £447.62
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,034.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Alan Meale MP
Mansfield
Mr Meale was paid a total of £1,527.14 for mobile telephone charges (£212.87 in June 2004; £93.53 in July 2004; £144.29 in August 2004; £271.61 in October 2004; £166.24 in November 2004; £156.95 in December 2004; £85.99 in January 2005; £151.90 in February 2005; and £162.74 and £81.02 in March 2005). These were not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
He was also paid cleaning costs of £2,151.64 in 2004-05 and £2,096.82 in 2005-06. That exceeds the maximum allowable of £2,000 a year by a total of £248.46.
He was paid £390 twice, in October 2005 and March 2006, for a radiator cover.
He was paid £1,900 in March 2006 for furniture which does not appear to have been necessary.
He was paid £700 in March 2006 for garden furniture. This was not allowable under the Green Book rules.
He was paid twice, in October and December 2006, for intruder alarm annual service charges of £210.33.
He was also paid £1,367.76 for stairs and landing carpet in February 2009 at a cost of £56.99 per square metre. This exceeded the guideline price of £35 per square metre by a total of £527.76.
He was further paid gardening costs of £11,355.78 over the five year period, which exceeds the maximum allowable of £1,000 a year by a total of £6,355.78.
Total repayment recommended: £11,859.47
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £11,859.47
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Patrick Mercer OBE MP
Newark
Mr Mercer was paid £2,273.06 twice for mortgage interest in August and September 2004.
He was also overpaid by £1,099.51 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £3,372.57
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,273.06
Balance recommended to be repaid: £1,099.51
Ms Gillian Merron MP
Lincoln
Ms Merron was overpaid by a total of £6,305.17 for mortgage interest (£3,400.13 in 2007-08, and £2,904.87 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £6,305.17
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £6,305.17
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Alun Michael MP
Cardiff South & Penarth
Mr Michael was paid a total of £18,889.56 from 2005-06 to 2008-09 for mortgage interest on additional loans not shown to have been for an eligible purpose.
He was also overpaid by £280 for council tax in 2004-05 (payment for 12 instalments when only ten required).
Total repayment recommended: £19,169.56
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £19,169.56
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Alan Milburn MP
Darlington
Mr Milburn was overpaid a total of £10,107.16 for mortgage interest (2004-05 by £3,480.29; 2005-06 by £3,829.18; 2006-07 by £2,713.63; and 2008-09 by £84.06).
He was also paid £133.34 twice for the service charge year-end adjustment in 2008-09.
He was further paid for council tax payments for 12-month periods (instead of 10) in each of the years 2004-05 to 2007-08. The February and March payments in those years total £1,360.
Total repayment recommended: £11,600.50
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £11,600.50
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon David Miliband MP
South Shields
Mr Miliband was overpaid by £808.34 for mortgage interest in 2004-05.
Total repayment recommended: £808.34
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £808.24
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
Doncaster North
Mr Miliband has no issues.
Mr Andrew Miller MP
Ellesmere Port & Neston
Mr Miller was overpaid by £316 for council tax costs in 2004-05.
Total repayment recommended: £316.00
Reduced on appeal by:£126.74
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £189.26
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mrs Maria Miller MP
Basingstoke
Mrs Miller has no issues.
Ms Anne Milton MP
Guildford
Ms Milton has no issues.
Mr Andrew Mitchell MP
Sutton Coldfield
Mr Mitchell was overpaid by £371.17 for mortgage interest in 2007-08.
He was also overpaid by a total of £2,302.16 for council tax in 2005-06 and 2006-07.
Total repayment recommended: £2,673.33
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,673.33
Balance recommended to be repaid: 0.00
Mr Austin Mitchell MP
Great Grimsby
Mr Mitchell was overpaid by a total of £10,627.07 for mortgage interest (£2,066.11 in 2005-06; £2,568.18 in 2007-08; and £5,992.78 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £10,627.07
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £10,627.07
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Anne Moffat MP
East Lothian
Ms Moffat was overpaid by £1,617.09 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
She was also paid a total of £1,256.44 in 2008-09 for items that related to her main home (£152.16 for insurance, £476.09 for telephone bills and £628.19 for a Sky package).
Total repayment recommended: £2,873.53
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £2,873.53
Ms Laura Moffatt MP
Crawley
Ms Moffatt has no issues.
Mr Christopher Mole MP
Ipswich
Mr Mole has no issues.
Mrs Madeleine Moon MP
Bridgend
Mrs Moon was paid £599.25 for the cost of removals from Wales to London of furniture and other effects, which had been purchased locally in 2005. The cost of these removals appears excessive.
Total repayment recommended: £599.25
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £88.96
Balance recommended to be repaid: £510.29
Mr Michael Moore MP
Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk
Mr Moore has no issues.
Ms Margaret Moran MP
Luton South
Ms Moran was over-paid by a total of £109.59 for mortgage interest in 2006-07.
She was also paid a net total of £527.20 twice in 2005-06 for a mattress.
She was paid a total of £3,140.42 in March and April 2007 for gardening costs. This exceeded the allowable maximum by a total of £1,140.42.
She was further paid £2,282.65 for repairs after a front room roof collapse in April 2007. Home insurance should have covered a substantial part of this cost, but the cover had run out two months previously.
Total repayment recommended: £4,059.86
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £6,000.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Jessica Morden MP
Newport East
Ms Morden was paid £380.55 twice for household goods in January 2006.
Total repayment recommended: £380.55
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £380.55
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Julie Morgan MP
Cardiff North
Ms Morgan was overpaid a total of £838.94 for mortgage interest (£645.47 in 2006-07 and £193.47 in 2007-08).
Total repayment recommended: £838.94
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £838.13
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Elliot Morley MP
Scunthorpe
Mr Morley has no issues.
Mr Malcolm Moss MP
North East Cambridgeshire
Mr Moss has no issues.
Ms Kali Mountford MP
Colne Valley
Ms Mountford received net payments amounting to £340.40 between April 2004 and May 2005 for taxis, which are not allowable under the ACA.
She was also overpaid by £832.97 for council tax in 2007-08.
She was overpaid by a total of £792.42 for rent (£758.69 in 2005-06, £33.73 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £1,965.79
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £1,965.79
Mr George Mudie MP
Leeds East
Mr Mudie was overpaid by £182.51 for mortgage interest in 2007-08.
Total repayment recommended: £182.51
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £182.51
Mr Greg Mulholland MP
Leeds North West
Mr Mulholland has no issues.
Mr Christopher Mullin MP
Sunderland South
Mr Mullin was paid £399.99 twice for the 2005-06 home contents insurance on his second home.
He was also paid £899 in August 2008 for a mortgage acceptance fee that was added to the mortgage capital balance. His claims for interest included an element for this fee so the payment was in effect duplicated.
Total repayment recommended: £1,298.99
Reduced on appeal by:£899.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £439.99
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Mundell MP
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale
Mr Mundell was paid for 13 months of rent in 2006-07. This included a payment for rent for March 2006, which was not identified as such and which had not been included in claims for 2005-06. The overpayment involved was £1,300.
Total repayment recommended: £1,300.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,300.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Meg Munn MP
Sheffield Heeley
Ms Munn has no issues.
Mr Conor Murphy MP
Newry & Armagh
Mr Murphy has no issues.
Mr Denis Murphy MP
Wansbeck
Mr Murphy was over-paid by a total of £139.16 for mortgage interest (£31.23 in 2004-05, and £107.93 in 2005-06).

He was also paid £25 for a rejected direct debit fee in June 2007, and £25 for a collect fee in February 2008, neither of which was allowable under the ACA.

He was paid a total of £9,652.68 for cleaning costs over the four year period 2004-05 to 2007-08. That exceeded the allowable maximum of £2,000 a year by a total of £1,652.68.
Total repayment recommended: £1,841.84
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £1,841.84
Mr Jim Murphy MP
East Renfrewshire
Mr Murphy was overpaid a total of £197.46 for mortgage interest over two years of the review period (£9.94 in 2004-05; £187.52 in 2006-07).
He was also paid £380 twice for food in May 2004.
Total repayment recommended: £577.46
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £577.46
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Paul Murphy MP
Torfaen
Mr Murphy was paid cleaning costs of £2,830 for 2004-05, exceeding the allowable maximum by a total of £830.
He was also paid £1,280 in July 2005 for a wardrobe, exceeding the guideline price of £770 by £510.
He was also overpaid by a total of £1,140.72 for mortgage interest (£333.12 in 2007-08, and £807.60 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £2,480.72
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £243.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £2,237.72
Dr Andrew Murrison MP
Westbury
Dr Murrison was overpaid by a total of £550.27 for mortgage interest (£300.69 in 2004-05; £202.51 in 2005-06; and £47.07 in 2007-08).

In addition, he was overpaid by a total of £1,563.26 for mortgage interest as a result of increasing his mortgage by £10,323 in September 2004 for a purpose not shown to be allowable under the Green Book rules.

He was paid £515.60 twice for service charge and ground rent in 2004-05.
He was also overpaid by a total of £299.20 in March 2006 for a sofa and two dining chairs which cost £191 and £108.20 respectively more than the guideline prices.
He was further paid £411.11, also in March 2006, for a carpet fitting service to take furniture from the second home to the main home, which was not an allowable expense.
He was paid £800 over the period May 2006 to March 2008 for a home office, which was also not allowable under the Green Book rules.
He was paid £135 twice for a TV licence in 2007-08.
He was also paid £408.78 twice for service charges in 2007-08.
He was paid £199 twice for water rates in May - June 2008.
He was paid £415.22 in May 2008 for service/maintenance charges without supporting evidence.
He was paid £228.20 twice in November 2008 - February 2009 for a gas bill.
Total repayment recommended: £5,525.64
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £5536.24
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Dr Doug Naysmith MP
Bristol North West
Dr Naysmith has no issues.
Mr Bob Neill MP
Bromley & Chislehurst
Mr Neill was paid £157.50 in March 2005 for title insurance during the purchase of his second home. Only building and contents insurance is allowed under the Green Book rules.
He was paid council tax costs of £1,389.15 in 2008-09 when the bill provided showed that the actual cost was £1,263.15 resulting in an excess of £126.00.
Total repayment recommended: £283.50
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £283.50
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Brooks Newmark MP
Braintree
Mr Newmark has no issues.
Mr Dan Norris MP
Wansdyke
Mr Norris was paid cleaning costs of £9,730.19 over a four year period (£2,544 in 2004-05; £2,653.85 in 2005-06; £2,424.17 in 2006-07; and £2,108.17 in 2007-08). That exceeded £2,000 a year by a total of £1,730.19.
Total repayment recommended: £1,730.19
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,730.19
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Mark Oaten MP
Winchester
Mr Oaten was overpaid a total of £2,826.94 for mortgage interest (an estimated £1,265.79 for 2004-05; £233.22 for 2005-06, £43.30 for 2006-07, and £1,284.62 for April to August 2008).
Total repayment recommended: £2,826.94
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,826.94
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Mike O'Brien MP
North Warwickshire
Mr O'Brien has no issues.
Mr Stephen O'Brien MP
Eddisbury
Mr O'Brien was paid cleaning costs of £2,115 in 2005-06. That exceeds the maximum allowable of £2,000 a year by a total of £115.
Total repayment recommended: £115.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £115.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Edward O'Hara MP
Knowsley South
Mr O'Hara was overpaid by a total of £5,244.23 for mortgage interest (£180.53 for 2005-06, £670.63 for 2006-07, £2,026.48 for 2007-08 and £2,366.59 for 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £5,244.23
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £5,244.23
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Bill Olner MP
Nuneaton
Mr Olner was paid a total of £10,660.43 for cleaning costs over the four years 2004-05 to 2007-08. That exceeds the allowable maximum of £2,000 a year by a total of £2,660.43.
Total repayment recommended: £2,660.43
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,321.40
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Lembit Opik MP
Montgomeryshire
Mr Opik was paid £909.42 for mobile phone bills during the period November 2004 to March 2005. Mobile phone costs are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
He was also paid £155 for court costs in relation to non-payment of council tax (£60 in March 2006 and £95 in October 2007).
Total repayment recommended: £1,064.42
Reduced on appeal by:£909.42
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £195.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr George Osborne MP
Tatton
Mr Osborne was overpaid by a total of £284.26 for mortgage interest in 2005-06 and 2006-07.
Total repayment recommended: £284.26
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £976.97
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mrs Sandra Osborne MP
Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock
Mrs Osborne was paid a total of £1,343.50 twice in April 2004 (£749 for furniture, £544.50 for council tax, and £50 for utilities).
She was also overpaid by £1,268.62 for rent in 2005-06.
Total repayment recommended: £2,612.12
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,612.12
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Richard Ottaway MP
Croydon South
Mr Ottaway was overpaid by £102.47 for mortgage interest in 2005-06.
He was also paid garden maintenance costs of a total of £5,382 for the three years 2004-05 to 2006-07, thus exceeding the allowable maximum of £1,000 a year by a total of £2,382.
Total repayment recommended: £2,484.47
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,484.47
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Albert Owen MP
Ynys Môn
Mr Owen was overpaid by a total of £400 for food in 2005-06.
He was also overpaid by a total of £583.57 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £983.57
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £983.57
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr James Paice MP
South East Cambridgeshire
Mr Paice has no issues.
Rt Hon Ian Paisley MLA MP
North Antrim
Dr Paisley's payments were not reduced for dissolution in 2005, as a result of which he was overpaid by £1,181.94.
Total repayment recommended: £1,181.94
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,181.94
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Dr Nicholas Palmer MP
Broxtowe
Dr Palmer has no issues.
Mr Owen Paterson MP
North Shropshire
Mr Paterson was overpaid by a total of £3,631 for the period April 2004 and June 2005, representing the capital element of the mortgage loan.
He was also overpaid by a net remaining total of £924.04 for mortgage interest in the four years 2005-06 to 2008-09.
He was also overpaid by a total of £402 for council tax in 2006-07 and 2007-08.
He was paid £272.11 twice for annual maintenance for intruder alarms for the period September 2008-September 2009.
Total repayment recommended: £5,229.15
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £5,229.15
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Ian Pearson MP
Dudley South
Mr Pearson was overpaid by a total of £311.72 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
He was also paid cleaning costs of £2,153.86 in 2005-06. This exceeds the maximum allowable of £2,000 a year by a total of £153.86.
He was further paid £475.88 in April 2004 for computer repairs and wi-fi set up, which are not allowable costs under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
Total repayment recommended: £941.46
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £941.46
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Andrew Pelling MP
Croydon Central
Mr Pelling did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Michael Penning MP
Hemel Hempstead
Mr Penning has no issues.
Mr John Penrose MP
Weston-Super-Mare
Mr Penrose has no issues.
Mr Eric Pickles MP
Brentwood & Ongar
Mr Pickles was paid cleaning costs of £8,388 between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2008, exceeding the maximum allowable of £2,000 a year by a total of £388.
Total repayment recommended: £388.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £388.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr James Plaskitt MP
Warwick & Leamington
Mr Plaskitt was paid £112 twice, in September and November 2004, for a TV licence.
He was also overpaid for mortgage interest by a total of £2,846.09 during three years of the review period (£1,679.34 in 2004-05, £170.70 in 2005-06 and £996.05 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £2,958.09
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,958.09
Balance recommended to be repaid: 0.00
Mr Gregory Pope MP
Hyndburn
Mr Pope was overpaid by a total of £166.79 for mortgage interest in 2007-08.
Total repayment recommended: £166.79
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,331.13
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Stephen Pound MP
Ealing North
Mr Pound has no issues.
Mr Gordon Prentice MP
Pendle
Mr Prentice was overpaid by a total of £2,620.95 for mortgage interest (£504.46 in 2006-07; £64.53 in 2007-08; and £2,051.96 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £2,620.95
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,620.95
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon John Prescott MP
Hull East
Mr Prescott has no issues.
Mr Adam Price MP
Carmarthen East & Dinefwr
Mr Price has no issues.
Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo MP
Bristol South
Ms Primarolo has no issues.
Mr Mark Prisk MP
Hertford & Stortford
Mr Prisk was overpaid by £2,970.06 for mortgage interest in 2004-05, and by £1,155.02 in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £4,125.08
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £4,125.08
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Mark Pritchard MP
The Wrekin
Mr Pritchard was overpaid by £923.62 for rent in 2005-06.
Total repayment recommended: £923.62
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £923.62
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Gwyn Prosser MP
Dover
Mr Prosser paid his brother £650 in 2006 for carpeting and flooring work on his second home. This was a conflicted transaction and the payment was accordingly invalid.
Total repayment recommended: £650.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £650.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Dr John Pugh MP
Southport
Dr Pugh has no issues.
Mr Kenneth Purchase MP
Wolverhampton North East
Mr Purchase was overpaid by a total of £1,000.12 for mortgage interest (£236.66 in 2004-05; £422.89 in 2005-06; £13.13 in 2006-07; and £327.44 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £1,000.12
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £1,000.12
Rt Hon James Purnell MP
Stalybridge & Hyde
Mr Purnell has no issues.
Mr Bill Rammell MP
Harlow
Mr Rammell was paid a total of £169.98 in July and August 2005 for two items not allowable under Green Book rules (garden table and suitcase).
He was further paid a total of £332.26 in 2005 for a printer and printing materials. These were not allowable items under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
He was also paid a total of £2,280 for newspapers (£580 in 2004-05; £550 in 2005-06; £600 in 2006-07; and £550 in 2007-08). These were not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
Total repayment recommended: £2,782.24
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,782.24
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr John Randall MP
Uxbridge
Mr Randall did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Rt Hon John Redwood MP
Wokingham
Mr Redwood was paid £112 in March 2005 for the cost of reseeding his lawn. This was not allowable under Green Book rules.
Total repayment recommended: £112.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £112.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Andy Reed MP
Loughborough
Mr Reed was paid a total of £891.48 twice for quarterly service charge costs for the following periods and amounts: £310.61 in December 2004 to March 2005; £275.87 in December 2005 to March 2006; and £305 in June 2006 to September 2006.
Total repayment recommended: £891.48
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £891.48
Mr Jamieson R Reed
Copeland
Mr Reed has no issues.
Mr Alan Reid MP
Argyll & Bute
Mr Reid has no issues.
Rt Hon John Reid MP
Airdrie & Shotts
Dr Reid was paid £1,410 twice in April 2007.
In July 2007, he was paid £1,179.63 for removal costs. £975.00 of this was used for the transfer of furniture to a residence in Ireland, which was not an allowable expense.
In April 2008, he was paid £346.88 for marketing the previous second home, which was also not allowable.
Total repayment recommended: £2,731.88
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £7,336.51
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr William Rennie MP
Dunfermline & West Fife
Mr Rennie was overpaid a total of £123.10 through duplicate payments for electricity in 2006-07.
He was also overpaid a total of £2,450 through duplicated payments for rent (£1,250 in March 2006 and £1,200 in January 2007).
Total repayment recommended: £2,573.10
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,573.60
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mrs Linda Riordan MP
Halifax
Mrs Riordan was overpaid by £2,021.81 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
She was also paid £150 twice for ground rent in October - November 2008.
Total repayment recommended: £2,171.81
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £2,171.81
Mr Andrew Robathan MP
Blaby
Mr Robathan has no issues.
Mr Angus Robertson MP
Moray
Mr Robertson was paid £2,324 in February 2006 for a leather bed settee, exceeding what was necessary by £1,114.
He was further overpaid by £103 in 2007-08 for a DVD player.
Total repayment recommended: £1,217.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,217.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Hugh Robertson MP
Faversham & Mid Kent
Mr Robertson has no issues.
Mr John W Robertson MP
Glasgow North West
Mr Robertson was paid a total of £1,750 in petty cash between April and November 2004. This was not an allowable expense under the Green Book rules.
He was paid a total of £7,225 for cleaning costs (£2,350 in 2004-05; £2,350 in 2005-06 and £2,525 in 2006-07). These exceeded £2,000 a year by a total of £1,225.
Total repayment recommended: £2,975.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £2,975.00
Mr Laurence Robertson MP
Tewkesbury
Mr Robertson has no issues.
Mr Geoffrey Robinson MP
Coventry North West
Mr Robinson did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mrs Iris Robinson MP
Strangford
Mrs Robinson was paid £1,644.90 in January 2006 for the cost of a bed, which exceeded the guideline price of £1,100 by £544.90.
She was paid £1,429.99 for service charges in May 2009 which appears to have duplicated the same payment to her husband who is also an MP.
Total repayment recommended: £1,974.89
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,274.72
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Peter Robinson MP
Belfast East
Mr Robinson has no issues.
Mr Dan Rogerson MP
North Cornwall
Mr Rogerson has no issues.
Mr Terence Rooney MP
Bradford North
Mr Rooney was overpaid by a total of £167.00 for mortgage interest in 2005-06 and 2007-08.
He was also overpaid by a net £130.02 for mortgage interest in 2008-09 (taking account of an estimated underpayment in the last three months of the year).
Total repayment recommended: £297.02
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £297.02
Mr Andrew Rossindell MP
Romford
Mr Rossindell has no issues.
Mr Paul John Rowen MP
Rochdale
Mr Rowen has no issues.
Mr Frank Roy MP
Motherwell & Wishaw
Mr Roy was overpaid by £545.79 for mortgage interest in 2005-06.
Total repayment recommended: £545.79
Reduced on appeal by:£545.79
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Lindsay A Roy CBE MP
Glenrothes
Mr Roy has no issues.
Mr Chris Ruane MP
Vale of Clwyd
Mr Ruane has no issues.
Mr David Ruffley MP
Bury St Edmunds
Mr Ruffley has no issues.
Mr Bob Russell MP
Colchester
Mr Russell was overpaid by a total of £4,029.45 for mortgage interest (£849.67 in 2005-06; £913.13 in 2006-07; £849.49 in 2007-08; and £1,417.16 in 2008-09).
He was also overpaid by a total of £510 for council tax (£98 in 2005-06, £202 in 2006-07; and £210 in 2007-08).
Total repayment recommended: £4,539.45
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £4,539.45
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Christine Russell MP
City of Chester
Ms Russell was overpaid by a total of £3,266.68 for rent (£1,083.34 in 2004-05; £1,083.34 in 2005-06; and £1,100 in 2007-08), representing 13 months' rent in each of these years.
She was also overpaid by £860.85 for April-May 2005, through not reducing payments during the dissolution period.
Total repayment recommended: £4,127.53
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £4,127.53
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Joan Ryan MP
Enfield North
Miss Ryan was overpaid by a total of £5,121.74 for mortgage interest (£4,196.96 in 2004-05 and £924.78 in 2008-09), since the amounts involved included an element of capital repayment.
Total repayment recommended: £5,121.74
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £322.45
Balance recommended to be repaid: £4,799.29
Mr Alexander Salmond MP
Banff & Buchan
Mr Salmond has no issues.
Mr Martin Salter MP
Reading West
Mr Salter did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Adrian Sanders MP
Torbay
Mr Sanders was overpaid by £691 in 2005-06 for rental payments not reduced during the dissolution of Parliament.
Total repayment recommended: £691.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £691.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Mohammad Sarwar MP
Glasgow Central
Mr Sarwar was paid a total of £123.83 twice for telephone bills in 2005-06.

He was also paid £122.12 in February 2005 for mobile phone bills, which are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.

Total repayment recommended: £245.95
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £245.95
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Lee Scott MP
Ilford North
Mr Scott did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Ms Alison Seabeck MP
Plymouth Devonport
Ms Seabeck was paid £795 twice for rent in November 2005.
She was also overpaid by a total of £1,167 for mortgage interest in October 2007.
She was further over-paid £444.65 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £2,406.65
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,612.65
Balance recommended to be repaid: £794.00
Mr Andrew Selous MP
South West Bedfordshire
Mr Selous has no issues.
Mr Grant Shapps MP
Welwyn Hatfield
Mr Shapps has no issues.
Mr Virendra Sharma MP
Ealing Southall
Mr Sharma did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Jonathan Shaw MP
Chatham & Aylesford
Mr Shaw has no issues.
Mr Barry Sheerman MP
Huddersfield
Mr Sheerman was overpaid by £331.95 for mortgage interest (£277.51 in 2005-06 and £54.44 in 2006-07).
He was also overpaid by a total of £225.26 for council tax (£208.07 in 2004-05 and £17.19 in 2005-06).
Total repayment recommended: £557.21
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £311.95
Balance recommended to be repaid: £245.26
Mr Richard Shepherd MP
Aldridge-Brownhills
Mr Shepherd was paid twice, in September and October 2007, for tree works at £705 (once on the quotation and once on the invoice).
He was also paid £1,576 in gardening costs in 2005-06, exceeding the maximum allowable of £1,000 a year by a total of £576.
He was also paid a total of £7,800 for cleaning costs (£2,520 in 2005-06; £2,620 in 2006-07; and £2,660 in 2007-08). That exceeds the maximum allowable of £2,000 a year by a total of £1,800. In 2005-06 there was also an additional overpayment of £110.88 for cleaning during the period of dissolution.
Total repayment recommended: £3,191.88
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,191.88
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr James Sheridan MP
Paisley & Renfrewshire North
Mr Sheridan was overpaid by £200 for food in October 2008.
He was also overpaid by £200 for council tax in May - June 2005.
Total repayment recommended: £400.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £779.41
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Clare Short MP
Birmingham Ladywood
Ms Short was paid £599.14 twice for house repairs in October and November 2006.
She was overpaid by £189.90 in April and May 2005 for mortgage interest, when payments should have been reduced for the dissolution of Parliament.
She was also paid a total of £1,206.50 for mobile phone bills during May 2004 to January 2009. Mobile phone costs are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
She was paid a total of £3,736 for gardening costs in three separate years (£1,332 in 2004-05; £1,280 in 2006-07; and £1,124 in 2007-08), thus exceeding the maximum allowable of £1,000 a year by £736.
She was further paid cleaning costs of £2,456.40 in 2006-07 exceeding the maximum allowable of £2,000 a year by a total of £456.40.
Total repayment recommended: £3,187.94
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £599.14
Balance recommended to be repaid: £2,588.80
Mr Mark Simmonds MP
Boston & Skegness
Mr Simmonds has no issues.
Mr Sion Simon MP
Birmingham Erdington
Mr Simon has no issues.
Mr Alan Simpson MP
Nottingham South
Mr Simpson was overpaid by £1,503.67 for mortgage interest between April and December 2008.
In default of evidence to support payments for mortgage interest of £2,265.00 for the period January to March 2009, I must regard these payments as having been invalid. Accordingly my recommendation is that Mr Simpson should repay the whole of this sum.
Mr Simpson was paid £2,527.50 for cleaning costs in 2004-05. That exceeds the allowable maximum by £527.50.
He was also overpaid by £219.72 for water bills in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £4,515.89
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £219.72
Balance recommended to be repaid: £4,296.17
Mr David Simpson MP
Upper Bann
Mr Simpson was overpaid by £1,082.98 for mortgage interest in 2007-08.
He was also paid £400 twice for food in May 2007.
Total repayment recommended: £1,482.98
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,482.98
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Keith Simpson MP
Mid Norfolk
Mr Simpson was paid twice, in September and October 2006, for a telephone bill of £120.74.
He was also paid £209.87 between April and September 2004 for telephone bills that related to his constituency office rather than his second home.
Total repayment recommended: £330.61
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £330.61
Mr Marsha Singh MP
Bradford West
Mr Singh was overpaid by a total of £4,505.44 for mortgage interest (£336 in 2004-05; £5.60 in 2005-06; £835.04 in 2006-07; and £3,328.80 in 2008-09).
He was also paid £521.40 in 2005-06 for mobile phone bills, which are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
Total repayment recommended: £5,026.84
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £5,026.84
Mr Dennis Skinner MP
Bolsover
Mr Skinner was paid £1,760.76 in October 2005 for a sofa bed. By reference to the nearest benchmark price, this was an overpayment of £550.76.
Total repayment recommended: £550.76
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £880.38
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Andy Slaughter MP
Ealing, Acton & Shepherd's Bush
Mr Slaughter did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Rt Hon Andrew Smith MP
Oxford East
Mr Smith has no issues.
Ms Angela C Smith MP
Sheffield Hillsborough
Ms Smith has no issues.
Ms Angela E Smith MP
Basildon
Ms Smith was overpaid mortgage interest by a total of £1,428.81 (£578.76 in 2004-05; £362.34 in 2005-06; £281.07 in 2007-08; and £206.64 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £1,428.81
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,033.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £395.81
Ms Geraldine Smith MP
Morecambe & Lunesdale
Ms Smith has no issues.
Rt Hon Jacqui Smith MP
Redditch
Ms Smith was paid cleaning costs totalling £9,309.87 over the four years 2004-05 to 2007-08, exceeding the allowable maximum by a total of £1,309.87.
She was also paid £160 for garden furniture in September 2004, which is not allowed under the Green Book rules.
Total repayment recommended: £1,469.87
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,469.87
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr John Smith MP
Vale of Glamorgan
Mr Smith's payments for April and May 2005 were not reduced sufficiently to take account of the dissolution of Parliament resulting in an overpayment of £683.78.
Total repayment recommended: £683.78
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £683.78
Sir Robert Smith MP
West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine
Sir Robert has no issues.
Ms Anne Snelgrove MP
South Swindon
Ms Snelgrove has no issues.
Hon Nicholas Soames MP
Mid Sussex
Mr Soames was overpaid by £1,345.55 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £1,345.55
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,345.55
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Sir Peter Soulsby MP
Leicester South
Sir Peter has no issues.
Mrs Helen Southworth MP
Warrington South
Mrs Southworth has no issues.
Rt Hon John Spellar MP
Warley
Mr Spellar has no issues.
Mrs Caroline Spelman MP
Meriden
Mrs Spelman was paid £276.78 twice for a bill for electricity in June 2004.
She was also paid £1,635.93 for mobile phone bills during 2004-05. Mobile phone costs were not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
She was also paid cleaning costs of £2,200 in 2005-06 and £2,288.80 in 2007-08, exceeding £2,000 a year by a total of £488.80.
Total repayment recommended: £2,401.51
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2635.51
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Sir Michael Spicer MP
West Worcestershire
Sir Michael was paid a total of £15,612.87 for garden maintenance over the five-year period. That exceeds the allowable maximum of £1,000 a year by a total of £10,612.87.
He was also paid a total of £10,179 for cleaning over three years of the review period. That exceeds the allowable maximum of £2,000 a year by a total of £4,179.
He was also paid £730 for a dishwasher in December 2005. This exceeded the guideline price by £317.50.
Total repayment recommended: £15,109.37
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £5,109.37
Balance recommended to be repaid: £10,000
Dr Bob Spink MP
Castle Point
Dr Spink was paid £2,051.38 twice for service/maintenance charges in January - June 2008.
Total repayment recommended: £2,051.38
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,401.88
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Richard Spring MP
West Suffolk
Mr Spring was paid £510 twice for a mortgage arrangement fee in September and November 2006.
Total repayment recommended: £510.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £510.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Sir John Stanley MP
Tonbridge & Malling
Sir John has no issues.
Dr Phyllis Starkey MP
Milton Keynes South West
Dr Starkey has no issues.
Mr Anthony Steen MP
Totnes
Mr Steen was paid a total of £184.89 in May 2004 for skip hire, 23 garden plants, and a flagpole rope and binding. The plants (£39.39) were not allowable under the Green Book rules, and the skip hire (£117) and the flagpole rope and binding (£28.50) were claimed without evidence as to their necessity.
He was also paid a total of £3,774.14 twice in May 2004 and January 2005 (£1,216.25 for decoration and refurbishment; £1,755.89 for water supply repair; and £802 for heating expenses).
He was further paid a total of £10,252.22 for gardening costs over the three years 2005-06 to 2007-08, exceeding the allowable maximum by a total of £7,252.22.
Total repayment recommended: £11,211.75
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £11,211.75
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Ian Stewart MP
Eccles
Mr Stewart has no issues.
Dr Howard Stoate MP
Dartford
Dr Stoate has no issues.
Rt Hon Gavin Strang MP
Edinburgh East
Dr Strang has no issues.
Rt Hon Jack Straw MP
Blackburn
Mr Straw was overpaid by a total of £600 in respect of two claims in 2004-05.
Total repayment recommended: £600.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £600.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Gary Streeter MP
South West Devon
Mr Streeter was overpaid by a total of £910.60 for mortgage interest over three years (£50.09 in 2004-05; £354.07 in 2006-07; and £506.44 in 2008-09).
He was also paid £1,081.66 twice for mortgage interest in May 2004.
He was further overpaid £702.51 for council tax in 2004-05, and by £152 for council tax in 2005-06.
He was also overpaid by a total of £227.61 for water charges in 2008-09 (£118.66 for a subsidiary property other than his second home, and £108.95 twice for June 2008).
Total repayment recommended: £3,074.38
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,074.38
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Graham Stringer MP
Manchester Blackley
Mr Stringer was overpaid by £146.67 for food in April 2005.
Total repayment recommended: £146.67
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £146.67
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Gisela Stuart MP
Birmingham Edgbaston
Ms Stuart was overpaid by £447.86 for mortgage interest in 2005-06.
Total repayment recommended: £447.86
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £447.86
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Graham Stuart MP
Beverley & Holderness
Mr Stuart was paid £128.02 for a night in a hotel in London in July 2005, while in receipt of the ACA for a second home in his constituency.
Total repayment recommended: £128.02
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £128.02
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Andrew Stunell MP
Hazel Grove
Mr Stunell has no issues.
Mr Gerry Sutcliffe MP
Bradford South
Mr Sutcliffe was overpaid by £2,361 for mortgage interest in 2004-05, representing the capital element of the mortgage loan.
He was also paid £125.14 in July 2007 for a mobile phone costs, which are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
He was also overpaid by a net total of £300 on a number of miscalculated claims during the five years of the review.
Total repayment recommended: £2,786.14
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £2,786.14
Mr Desmond Swayne TD MP
New Forest West
Mr Swayne has no issues.
Ms Jo Swinson MP
East Dunbartonshire
Ms Swinson has no issues.
Mr Hugo Swire MP
East Devon
Mr Swire was paid £1,788 for garden maintenance in 2008-09, thereby exceeding the maximum allowable by £788.
Total repayment recommended: £788.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £788.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Robert Syms MP
Poole
Mr Syms has no issues.
Mr Mark Tami MP
Alyn & Deeside
Mr Tami was overpaid by a total of £2,206.24 for mortgage interest (£50.83 in 2004-05, and £2,155.41 in 2008-09).
He was also overpaid a total of £351.45 in March 2005 for a dishwasher at £469.95 and a fridge/freezer at £899.00, which exceeded guideline prices by £57.45 and £294.00 respectively.
Total repayment recommended: £2,557.69
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,151.70
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Sir Peter Tapsell MP
Louth & Horncastle
Sir Peter has no issues.
Ms Dari Taylor MP
Stockton South
Ms Taylor was paid £719.06 twice in May 2005 for her service charge, ground rent and reserves.
Total repayment recommended: £719.06
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £719.06
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Ian Taylor MBE MP
Esher & Walton
Mr Taylor was paid £1,958.85 for council tax in 2007-08 over eleven payments. The bill provided was for £1,780.85 spread over ten instalments, resulting in an overpayment of £178.00.
Total repayment recommended: £178.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £908.50
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Matthew Taylor MP
Truro & St Austell
Mr Taylor has no issues.
Dr Richard Taylor MP
Wyre Forest
Dr Taylor has no issues.
Ms Sarah Teather MP
Brent East
Ms Teather did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Gareth R Thomas MP
Harrow West
Mr Thomas was overpaid by a total of £1,158.52 for mortgage interest (£836.57 in 2004-05 and, £321.95 in 2005-06).
Total repayment recommended: £1,158.52
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,158.52
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr John Thurso MP
Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross
Mr Thurso was overpaid a total of £548.21 for council tax in three years (£297.95 in 2005-06; £175.10 in 2006-07; and £75.16 in 2007-08).
Total repayment recommended: £548.21
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £548.21
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Stephen Timms MP
East Ham
Mr Timms did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Edward Timpson MP
Crewe & Nantwich
Mr Timpson has no issues.
Mr Paddy Tipping MP
Sherwood
Mr Tipping has no issues.
Mr Mark Todd MP
South Derbyshire
Mr Todd has no issues.
Rt Hon Don Touhig MP
Islwyn
Mr Touhig has no issues.
Mr David Tredinnick MP
Bosworth
Mr Tredinnick has no issues.
Mr Jon Trickett MP
Hemsworth
Mr Trickett has no issues.
Mr Paul Truswell MP
Pudsey
Mr Truswell has no issues.
Mr Andrew Turner MP
Isle of Wight
Mr Turner was paid £681.60 in 2006-07 for mortgage insurance, which is not an allowable expense. (The claim was made on his behalf while he was away ill.)
Total repayment recommended: £681.60
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £874.64
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Dr Des Turner MP
Brighton Kemptown
Dr Turner was overpaid by a total of £1,930.94 for mortgage interest (£199.48 in 2004-05; £179.85 in 2005-06; £218.59 in 2006-07; £572.01 in 2007-08; and £761.01 in 2008-09).
He was also paid a total of £2,476.72 for mortgage payment protection as part of his monthly insurance payments (£593.39 in 2004-05; £651.60 in 2005-06; £706.68 in 2006-07; and £525.05 in 2007-08), which is not allowable under the ACA.
Total repayment recommended: £4,407.66
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £4,407.66
Mr Neil Turner MP
Wigan
Mr Turner was overpaid by a total of £6,654.58 for mortgage interest in two separate years (£3,249.02 in 2004-05 and £3,405.56 in 2008-09).
He also received a duplicate payment of £131.50 for a TV licence in April 2007.
Total repayment recommended: £6,786.08
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £6,786.08
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Derek Twigg MP
Halton
Mr Twigg has no issues.
Mr Andrew Tyrie MP
Chichester
Mr Tyrie was overpaid by a total of £1,638.99 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £1,638.99
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,638.99
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Kitty Ussher MP
Burnley
Ms Ussher was paid £16,723.93 in October 2008 for the installation of a new fitted kitchen, of which £4,452.48 related to re-wiring and re-plumbing work that is regarded as separate. The balance of the cost, £12,271.65, exceeded the guideline price of £11,000 by £1,271.65.
Total repayment recommended: £1,271.65
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,271.65
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Ed Vaizey MP
Wantage
Mr Vaizey was paid £790 for a dining table in March 2007, which exceeded the guideline price of £660 by £130.
He was overpaid by £197.42 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
He was also overpaid by £136.00 for council tax in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £463.42
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,449.45
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Shailesh Vara MP
North West Cambridgeshire
Mr Vara was paid £2,174 for cleaning costs in 2005-06, exceeding the allowable maximum by £174.
Total repayment recommended: £174.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £174.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP
Leicester East
Mr Vaz was paid £550 for a rug in December 2007. This exceeded the guideline price of £330 by £220.
He was paid £2,614 for two chairs and a footstool in January 2008. The chairs at £1,100 each and the footstool at £414 exceeded the guideline prices (£550 for an armchair and £220 for a footstool) by £1,294.
Total repayment recommended: £1,514.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £18,949.82
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Sir Peter Viggers MP
Gosport
Sir Peter had an arrangement with the Fees Office for periodic payments, on the basis that the total cost of running his second home exceeded the annual allowance. After allocating costs such as mortgage interest, utilities and specific repairs to each annual allowance, a balance of £15,293.12 was effectively paid for gardening out of the ACA. This exceeded the allowable maximum by a total of £10,511.62 (£1,682.67 in 2004-05; £2,019.60 in 2005-06; £6,395.55 in 2006-07; and £413.80 in 2007-08).
He was also overpaid by £1,637.54 for roof repairs in respect of July 2007.
He was further overpaid by £759.54 for mortgage interest for 2008-09.
He was also overpaid by £555.60 for council tax (£387.34 in 2004-05 and £168.26 and 2005-06).
Total repayment recommended: £13,464.30
Reduced on appeal by:£218.50
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £13,245.80
Ms Theresa Villiers MP
Chipping Barnet
Ms Villiers has no issues.
Dr Rudi Vis MP
Finchley & Golders Green
Dr Vis has no issues.
Mr Charles Walker MP
Broxbourne
Mr Walker has no issues.
Mr Ben Wallace MP
Lancaster & Wyre
Mr Wallace was overpaid by £1,079.99 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £1,079.99
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £1,079.99
Ms Joan Walley MP
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ms Walley was paid £819.11 twice for council tax in 2005-06.
In March 2005, she was paid £1,399 for a desk, which seems extravagant. On the basis that £500 would be reasonable, she was overpaid by £899. At the same time she was paid £799 for a cabinet, which exceeded the guideline price of £550 by £249.
Total repayment recommended: £1,967.11
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,447.04
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Robert Walter MP
North Dorset
Mr Walter was overpaid £371.32 for mortgage interest in August 2008.
He was also paid £650 for a TV cabinet in August 2008, which exceeded the guideline price by £100.
He was further paid gardening costs of £1,358 in 2008-09, exceeding the allowable maximum by a total of £358.00.
Total repayment recommended: £829.32
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,228.32
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Lynda Waltho MP
Stourbridge
Ms Waltho was overpaid by £134.01 for cleaning costs in 2007-08, being her share of the excess over the allowable maximum for a second home shared with two other MPs.
Total repayment recommended: £134.01
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £134.01
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Miss Claire Ward MP
Watford
Miss Ward was paid £850 for petty cash in 2004. Petty cash was not allowable under the ACA.
Total repayment recommended: £850.00
Reduced on appeal by:£850.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Robert Wareing MP
Liverpool West Derby
Mr Wareing was paid cleaning costs of £11,462.58 over the five year period 2004-05 to 2008-09. That exceeds £2,000 a year by a total of £1,462.58.
He was paid twice for expenses relating to the period 24 February to 17 March 2005, resulting in an overpayment of £1,296.30.
His payments for mortgage interest were overstated by £574.31 in 2004-05 and £558.81 in 2005-06, resulting in a total overpayment of £1,133.12.
Total repayment recommended: £3,892.00
Reduced on appeal by:£215.86
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £3,676.14
Mr Nigel Waterson MP
Eastbourne
Mr Waterson has no issues.
Ms Angela Watkinson MP
Upminster
Ms Watkinson has no issues.
Mr Tom Watson MP
West Bromwich East
Mr Watson has no issues.
Mr David Watts MP
St Helens North
Mr Watts has no issues.
Mr Steven Webb MP
Northavon
Mr Webb has no issues.
Mr Mike Weir MP
Angus
Mr Weir has no issues.
Dr Alan Whitehead MP
Southampton Test
Dr Whitehead was overpaid by a net total of £1,081.36 for mortgage interest for the period April 2004 to January 2006 (overpayment of £5,381.36 through including a capital element, offset by a repayment of £4,300 in March 2006). He was also overpaid by £641.92 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £1,723.28
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,723.28
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr John Whittingdale OBE MP
Maldon & Chelmsford East
Mr Whittingdale was overpaid a total of £301.58 for mortgage interest in 2007-08 and 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £301.58
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £301.58
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Malcolm Wicks MP
Croydon North
Mr Wicks has no issues.
Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe MP
Maidstone & The Weald
Miss Widdecombe was paid gardening costs of £1,230 in 2004-05, exceeding the allowable maximum by a total of £230.
Total repayment recommended: £230.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £402.80
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Bill Wiggin MP
Leominster
Mr Wiggin has no issues.
Mr David Willetts MP
Havant
Mr Willetts was overpaid by a total of £742.70 for council tax (£314.33 in 2004-05; £237.67 in 2005-06; and £190.70 in 2006-07).
He was also over-paid by a total of £4,390.62 for mortgage interest (£100.83 in 2006-07, £1,996.58 in 2007-08 and £2,293.21 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £5,133.32
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £5,133.32
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Alan John Williams MP
Swansea West
Mr Williams has no issues.
Mrs Betty Williams MP
Conwy
Mrs Williams was over-paid by a total of £750.25 for mortgage interest (£9.78 in 2004-05, £119.80 in 2005-06, £469.35 in 2006-07, £68.49 in 2007-08 and £82.83 in 2008-09).
Total repayment recommended: £750.25
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £750.25
Mr Hywel Williams MP
Caernarfon
Mr Williams has no issues.
Mr Mark Williams MP
Ceredigion
Mr Williams has no issues.
Mr Roger Williams MP
Brecon & Radnorshire
Mr Williams has no issues.
Mr Stephen Williams MP
Bristol West
Mr Williams has no issues.
Mr Philip Willis MP
Harrogate & Knaresborough
Mr Willis was paid a total of £11,230 for cleaning costs over the four years 2005-06 to 2008-09. That exceeds the maximum allowable of £2,000 a year by a total of £3,230.
He was overpaid a total of £588.25 for council tax (£167.66 in 2004-05; £71.34 in 2005-06; £174.04 in 2006-07; and £175.21 in 2007-08).
He was paid £1,220.84 twice for his December 2006 claim.
He was also overpaid by £250 for electricity, and by £74.65 for water, in 2008-09.
Total repayment recommended: £5,363.74
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £5,363.74
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Jennifer Willott MP
Cardiff Central
Ms Willott has no issues.
Mr Michael Wills MP
North Swindon
Mr Wills was overpaid by a total of £2,385.18 in October - December 2007, as a result of three duplicate payments for council tax. He repaid £1,369.38 in July 2008, leaving an outstanding overpayment of £1,015.80.
Total repayment recommended: £1,015.80
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,015.80
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Wilshire MP
Spelthorne
Mr Wilshire has no issues.
Mr Philip Wilson MP
Sedgefield
Mr Wilson was paid twice, in March 2009, for an electricity bill of £224.92.
Total repayment recommended: £224.92
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £224.92
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Robert Wilson MP
Reading East
Mr Wilson did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Sammy Wilson MP
East Antrim
Mr Wilson has no issues.
Mr David Winnick MP
Walsall North
Mr Winnick has no issues.
Lady Ann Winterton MP
Congleton
Lady Winterton was overpaid a total of £401.42 (£248 in March and May 2007 and £153.42 in March and August 2008) for gas bills. She was also paid £143.00 for an electricity bill in March 2009 when her husband (also an MP) had been paid for electricity for the same property for the same period.
Total repayment recommended: £544.42
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £544.42
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Sir Nicholas Winterton DL MP
Macclesfield
Sir Nicholas was overpaid by a total of £850.81 for council tax bills over four years of the review (£191.67 in 2004-05; £206.00 in 2005-06; £221.67 in 2006-07 and £231.87 in 2007-08).
Total repayment recommended: £850.81
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £850.81
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP
Doncaster Central
Ms Winterton was overpaid by a total of £960.32 for council tax for the years 2004-05 to 2007-08.
She was also paid a total of £1,462.38 for 12 payments for council tax in 2008-09, exceeding the amount due for the year by £122.82.
She was also overpaid by a total of £8,889.21 for mortgage interest for three years of the review period (£4,472.40 in 2004-05; £4,133.14 in 2005-06; and £283.67 in 2006-07).
Total repayment recommended: £9,972.35
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £9,972.35
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Peter Wishart MP
Perth & North Perthshire
Mr Wishart was overpaid by £1,408.53 for rent in 2007-08.
He was also overpaid a total of £223.97 in 2008-09 (£66.11 for a telephone bill, and £157.86 for an electricity bill).
Total repayment recommended: £1,632.50
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,632.50
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Michael Wood MP
Batley & Spen
Mr Wood was paid £1,076 twice for a service charge in 2006-7.
He was paid £323.83 twice for a gas bill in the period February to March 2009.
Total repayment recommended: £1,399.83
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,399.83
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Shaun Woodward MP
St Helens South
Mr Woodward was overpaid by £656.24 for mortgage interest in 2007-08.
He was also overpaid by £813.91 for mortgage interest in 2005-06 (payments not reduced for the dissolution period).
Total repayment recommended: £1,470.15
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,426.42
Balance recommended to be repaid: £43.73
Mr Phil Woolas MP
Oldham East & Saddleworth
Mr Woolas was overpaid by £3,350.86 for mortgage interest in 2008-09.
He was also paid for gas standing charges of £60 in January, February and March 2008 which were not debited from his account, resulting in an overpayment of £180.
Total repayment recommended: £3,530.86
Reduced on appeal by:£2,644.70
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £886.16
Mr Anthony D Wright MP
Great Yarmouth
Mr Wright has no issues.
Mr David Wright MP
Telford
Mr Wright has no issues.
Mr Iain Wright MP
Hartlepool
Mr Wright was paid for 13 months of mortgage interest in 2006-07. This included payment for interest for March 2006, which had not been included in his payments for 2005-06, resulting in an overpayment of £805.97.
Total repayment recommended: £805.97
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £805.97
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Jeremy Wright MP
Rugby & Kenilworth
Mr Wright was paid a total of £769.50 between September 2005 and March 2009 for mobile telephone costs, which are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
Total repayment recommended: £769.50
Reduced on appeal by:£769.50
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Dr Tony Wright MP
Cannock Chase
Dr Wright has no issues.
Mr Derek Wyatt MP
Sittingbourne & Sheppey
Mr Wyatt was overpaid by a total of £718.01 for mortgage interest (£279.61 for 2005-06 and £438.40 for 2008-09).
He was also overpaid by a total of £776.76 in respect of service charges in 2004-05.
He was paid a total of £666.43 twice for various items in 2005-06 and 2008-09 (home insurance, electricity and telephone bills).
He was further overpaid by £1,290.30 for council tax (£1,039.39 in 2004-05, £99 in 2006-07, £22.68 in 2007-08 and £129.23 in 2008-09).
He was also paid £160 twice for cleaning and ironing in November 2008.
Total repayment recommended: £3,611.50
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £3,611.50
Mr Tim Yeo MP
South Suffolk
Mr Yeo has no issues.
Rt Hon Sir George Young Bt MP
North West Hampshire
Sir George was overpaid by a total of £104.48 for electricity costs for the period April 2005 to September 2005.
Total repayment recommended: £104.48
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £104.68
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Richard Younger-Ross MP
Teignbridge
Mr Younger-Ross was paid £1,475 for a five-drawer chest and £725 for a mirror in August 2004. These costs exceeded the guideline prices of £550 and £330 respectively by a total of £1,320.
He was also paid £225 for a bedroom stool purchased in August 2004, exceeding the closest guideline price of £99 by £126.
He was further paid a total of £1,263.34 for a hi-fi (£1,123.34) in November 2004 and loudspeaker stands (£140.00) in December 2004, which together exceeded the guideline price of £825.00 by £438.34.
He was also paid £1,296.75 twice for his ACA claim in January 2008.
Total repayment recommended: £3,181.09
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £6,352.01
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00

FORMER MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT




Baroness Irene Adams
Paisley North
Baroness Adams was paid £2,895 for cleaning costs in 2004-05, exceeding the allowable maximum by a total of £895.
In default of evidence to support payments for mortgage interest of £4,110.00 for the period April 2004 to April 2005, I must regard these payments as having been invalid. Accordingly my recommendation is that Baroness Adams should repay the whole of this sum.
Total repayment recommended: £5,005.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £5,005.00
Mr Richard Allan
Sheffield Hallam
Mr Allan has no issues.
Rt Hon the Lord Anderson
Swansea East
Lord Anderson has no issues.
Ms Candy Atherton
Falmouth and Cambourne
Ms Atherton has no issues.
Mr David Atkinson
Bournemouth East
Mr Atkinson has no issues.
Mr Harold Barnes
North East Derbyshire
Mr Barnes has no issues.
Mr Nigel Beard
Bexleyheath & Crayford
Mr Beard was paid cleaning costs of £2,979.96 in 2004-05. That exceeds the allowable level of £2,000 a year by a total of £979.96.
Total repayment recommended: £979.96
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £979.96
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Roy Beggs
East Antrim
Mr Beggs has no issues.
Mr Andrew Bennett
Denton and Reddish
Mr Bennett has no issues.
Mr Harold Best
Leeds North West
Mr Best has no issues.
The Lord Bilston
Wolverhampton South East
Lord Bilston was overpaid by £282.66 for mortgage interest in 2004-05.
Total repayment recommended: £282.66
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,040.60
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Tony Blair
Sedgefield
Mr Blair has no issues.
Rt Hon Paul Boateng
Brent South
Mr Boateng did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Rt Hon Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone
South West Surrey
In 2004-05 Baroness Bottomley was paid a total of £13,198 for mortgage interest. The total amount actually charged was £10,673.39, so she was overpaid by £2,524.61.
Total repayment recommended: £2,524.61
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £2,524.61
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon the Lord Bradley
Manchester Withington
Lord Bradley has no issues.
Mr Peter Bradley
Wrekin
Mr Bradley has no issues.
The Lord Burnett
Torridge and West Devon
Lord Burnett has no issues.
Mr David Burnside
South Antrim
Mr Burnside has no issues.
Ms Anne Campbell
Cambridge
Ms Campbell has no issues.
Mr Ivor Caplin
Hove
No reply has been received from Mr Caplin to a number of letters sent to the address held by the House authorities. In default of evidence to support payments for mortgage interest of £17,865.33 for 2004-05 and April 2005, I must regard these payments as having been invalid. Accordingly my recommendation is that Mr Caplin should repay the whole of this sum.
Total repayment recommended: £17,865.33
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £17,865.33
Mr Roger Casale
Wimbledon
Mr Casale was paid £3,380 twice for quarterly rent in 2004-05.
He was also paid £2,584.70 for a set of dining chairs and a dining table in June 2004, 17 months after they were purchased in January 2003. Payments so far out of time are invalid.
Sir Sydney Chapman
Chipping Barnet
Sir Sydney was over-paid by a total of £525.31 for mortgage interest in 2004-05.
Total repayment recommended: £525.31
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £525.31
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr David Chidgey
Eastleigh
Mr Chidgey has no issues.
Mrs Helen Clark
Peterborough
Mrs Clark was over-paid by a total of £3,012.02 for mortgage interest in 2004-05.
Total repayment recommended: £3,012.02
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £3,012.02
Lady Lynda Clark QC
Edinburgh Pentlands
Lady Clark has no issues.
Mr Anthony Clarke
Northampton South
Mr Clarke has no issues.
Mr Tim Collins
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Mr Collins has no issues.
Baroness Jean Corston
Bristol East
Baroness Corston has no issues.
Mr Brian Cotter
Weston Super Mare
Mr Cotter has no issues.
Mr James Cran
Beverley and Holderness
In 2004-05, Mr Cran was overpaid by £780.23 for council tax.
Total repayment recommended: £780.23
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £780.23
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
The Hon Mr Justice Cranston
Dudley North
Mr Justice Cranston has no issues.
Mr John Cryer
Hornchurch
Mr Cryer has no issues.
Rt Hon the Lord Cunningham
Copeland
Lord Cunningham has no issues.
Mr Tam Dalyell
Linlithgow
Mr Dalyell was paid £750 more than the allowable maximum for cleaning costs in 2004-05.
He was also paid £224.57 for a telephone bill for July 2004 to January 2005 relating to a property that was not his second home.
He was paid a total of £6,951 twice for a claim covering the period 1 July to 31 December 2004.
He was further paid £162.04 in January 2005 for mobile phone bills, which are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
Total repayment recommended: £8,087.61
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £8,087.61
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Valerie Davey
Bristol West
Ms Davey has no issues.
Rt Hon Denzil Davies
Llanelli
Mr Davies has no issues.
Mr Geraint Davies
Croydon Central
Mr Davies was paid mobile phone costs of £300 in 2004-05. These were not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
He was paid £864 in travel expenses in 2004-2005. These were not allowable under Green Book rules.
Total repayment recommended: £1,164.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,164.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Terry Davis
Birmingham Hodge Hill
Mr Davis has no issues.
Mr Hilton Dawson
Lancaster & Wyre
Mr Dawson was overpaid by a total of £1,510.72 for mortgage interest in 2004-05.
Total repayment recommended: £1,510.72
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,510.72
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Sue Doughty
Guildford
Ms Doughty has no issues.
Ms Julia Drown
South Swindon
Ms Drown has no issues.
Mr Peter Duncan
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Mr Duncan has no issues.
Mr Huw Edwards
Monmouth
Mr Edwards has no issues.
Ms Annabelle Ewing
Perth
Ms Ewing has no issues.
Ms Lorna Fitzsimons
Rochdale
Ms Fitzsimons was paid £2,700 in June 2007 for a suite, which exceeded the guideline price of £2,200 by £500.
Total repayment recommended: £500.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £500.00
Mr Howard Flight
Arundel and South Downs
Mr Flight has no issues.
Mr Adrian Flook
Taunton
Mr Flook was paid £158.69 twice for garden products in May and June 2004.
Total repayment recommended: £158.69
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £158.69
Rt Hon the Lord Foster
Bishop Auckland
Lord Foster has no issues.
Rt Hon the Lord Foulkes
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Lord Foulkes has no issues.
Mr Ian Gibson
Norwich North
Mr Gibson was paid a total of £32,051.63 for mortgage interest and utilities for the period April 2004 to February 2008 for a flat which he shared with his adult daughter. He should have shared the cost with her.
Total repayment recommended: £16,025.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £16,025.00
Mr Parmjit Singh Gill
Leicester South
Mr Gill was paid £514 for a washing machine and £440 for a tumble dryer in April 2005. These payments exceeded the relevant guideline prices by a total of £294 (£129 and £165 respectively).
Total repayment recommended: £294.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £294.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Matthew Green
Ludlow
Mr Green has no issues.
Ms Jane Griffiths
Reading East
Ms Griffiths has no issues.
Mr Winston Griffiths
Bridgend
Mr Griffiths has no issues.
Mr Nick Hawkins
Surrey Heath
Mr Hawkins has no issues.
Mr Ivan Henderson
Harwich
Mr Henderson was paid for four dining chairs in February 2005 at a cost of £545.75 which exceeded the guideline price of £99 per chair (total £396) by £149.25.
Total repayment recommended: £149.25
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £149.25
Mr David Hinchliffe
Wakefield
Mr Hinchliffe has no issues.
Rt Hon the Lord Howarth CBE
Newport East
Lord Howarth has no issues.
Mr John Hume
Foyle
Mr Hume has no issues.
Mr Andrew Hunter
Basingstoke
Mr Hunter was paid £315 for a replacement hedge cutter in July 2004. Garden equipment is not allowable under the Green Book rules.
He was paid a total of £286.90 for personal items, in breach of the Green Book rules.
He was paid cleaning costs of £5,015.41 in 2004-05. That exceeds the maximum allowable of £2,000 a year by a total of £3,015.41.
Total repayment recommended: £3,617.31
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £3,617.31
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Alan Hurst
Braintree
Mr Hurst has no issues.
Ms Helen Jackson
Sheffield Hillsborough
Ms Jackson was paid £6,500 for the supply and fitting of a full central heating system in her second home in March 2005, two months before standing down at the 2005 election.
Total repayment recommended: £6,500.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £6,500.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Robert Jackson
Wantage
Mr Jackson has no issues.
Mr David Jamieson
Plymouth Devonport
Mr Jamieson was paid £350 for a desk in September 2004. This exceeded the guideline price of £165 by £185.
He was paid £162.50 twice, in February 2005, for garage rental costs.
Total repayment recommended: £347.50
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £347.50
Mr Boris Johnson
Henley
Mr Johnson was overpaid by a total of £1,260 for council tax in 2004-05.
Total repayment recommended: £1,260.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,260.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Ms Melanie Johnson
Welwyn Hatfield
Ms Johnson has no issues.
Mr Jon Owen Jones
Cardiff Central
Mr Jones was overpaid by £513.10 for mortgage interest for April 2004 -April 2005.
Total repayment recommended: £513.10
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £513.10
The Lord Jones
Cheltenham
Lord Jones was overpaid by £209.58 for council tax in 2004-05.
Total repayment recommended: £209.58
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £209.58
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Andrew King
Rugby and Kenilworth
Mr King was paid rental costs of £150.25 in 2005-06 more than was indicated on the evidence.
Total repayment recommended: £150.25
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £150.25
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
The Lord Kirkwood
Roxburgh and Burwickshire
Lord Kirkwood has no issues.
Ms Jackie Lawrence
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Ms Lawrence has no issues.
Mr Christopher Leslie
Shipley
Mr Leslie has no issues.
Mr Terry Lewis
Worsley
Mr Lewis has no issues.
Ms Helen Liddell
Airdrie and Shotts
Ms Liddell has no issues.
Mr Iain Luke
Dundee East
Mr Luke was overpaid by a total of £205.00 for rent and council tax in 2004-05.
He was also paid a total of £1,230 in 2004-05 for petty cash, which is not allowable under the ACA.

Total repayment recommended: £1,435.00
Reduced on appeal by:£1,230.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £205.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00

Mr John Lyons
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
No reply has been received from Mr Lyons to a number of letters sent to the address held by the House authorities. In default of evidence to support payments for mortgage interest of £18,780.80 for 2004-05 and April 2005, I must regard these payments as having been invalid. Accordingly my recommendation is that Mr Lyons should repay the whole of this sum.
Total repayment recommended: £18,780.80
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £18,780.80
Dr Calum MacDonald
Western Isles
Dr MacDonald has no issues.
Ms Alice Mahon
Halifax
Ms Mahon was overpaid by £155.74 for mortgage interest for 2004-05.
Total repayment recommended: £155.74
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £155.74
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Seamus Mallon
Newry and Armagh
Mr Mallon was paid a total of £1,500 for petty cash for six months during 2004. This was not allowable under the Green Book rules.
He also received a total of £313 in 2004-05 for various items that were not allowable under the Green Book rules.
Total repayment recommended: £1,813.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,813.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon the Lord Mandelson
Hartlepool
Lord Mandelson was paid gardening costs of £1,800 in 2004-05. That exceeded £1,000 a year by a total of £800.
Total repayment recommended: £800.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £800.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Paul Marsden
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Mr Marsden has no issues.
Mr David Marshall
Glasgow East
Mr Marshall has no issues.
Rt Hon the Lord Martin
Glasgow North East
Lord Martin has no issues.
Rt Hon the Lord Mawhinney
North West Cambridgeshire
Lord Mawhinney did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Kevin McNamara
Hull North
Mr McNamara was overpaid by £261.94 for mortgage interest in 2004-05.
He was also paid £800 twice for food in July and August 2004.
Total repayment recommended: £1,061.94
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,061.94
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Tony McWalter
Hemel Hempstead
Mr McWalter has no issues.
Mr Lewis Moonie
Kirkcaldy
Mr Moonie has no issues.
Rt Hon Baroness Morris
Birmingham Yardley
Baroness Morris was paid £5,301.02 to upgrade the boiler/cylinder in her second home in March 2005, just before the General Election at which she stood down.
As a result of standing down, she was also overpaid for service charges to 31 July 2005. She later repaid £526.00, leaving another £263.18 to repay.
Total repayment recommended: £5,564.20
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £6,090.20
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Archibald Norman
Tunbridge Wells
Mr Norman has no issues.
Mr William O'Brien
Normanton
Mr O'Brien has no issues.
The Lord O'Neill
Ochil
Lord O'Neill has no issues.
Ms Diana Organ
Forest of Dean
In default of evidence to support payments for mortgage interest of £15,964.01 for the period April 2004 to May 2005, I must regard these payments as having been invalid. Accordingly my recommendation is that Ms Organ should repay the whole of this sum.
Total repayment recommended: £15,964.01
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £15,964.01
Mr Richard Page
South West Hertfordshire
Mr Page was paid £958.73 twice in 2004-05 for an annual maintenance charge.
Also in 2004-05, he was paid £450 for an Afghan carpet, which exceeded the guideline price of £330.00 by £120.
Total repayment recommended: £1,078.73
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £599.37
Balance recommended to be repaid: £479.36
Ms Linda Perham
Ilford North
Ms Perham has no issues.
Mr Colin Pickthall
West Lancashire
Mr Pickthall has no issues.
Mr Peter Pike
Burnley
Mr Pike has no issues.
Mr Kerry Pollard
St Albans
Mr Pollard was overpaid by a total of £112.30 for mortgage interest in 2004-05.
Total repayment recommended: £112.30
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £112.30
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Christopher Pond
Gravesham
Mr Pond was overpaid a total of £1,650.86 for mortgage interest (£1,592.30 for 2004-05 and £58.56 for April 2005).
Total repayment recommended: £1,650.86
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,650.86
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Rt Hon Baroness Quin
Gateshead East and Washington West
Baroness Quin was paid £1,504 for replacement bathroom equipment, with the work done on 27 March 2005, a few days before Parliament was dissolved. She had previously announced her intention to stand down from the House of Commons.
Total repayment recommended: £1,504.00
Reduced on appeal by:£1,504.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Lawrence Quinn
Scarborough and Whitby
Mr Quinn was overpaid for rent by £954.49 in 2004-05.
Total repayment recommended: £954.49
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £954.49
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Syd Rapson
Portsmouth North
Mr Rapson has no issues.
Mr David Rendel
Newbury
Mr Rendel has no issues.
Ms Barbara Roche
Hornsey and Wood Green
Ms Roche did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Dame Marion Roe
Broxbourne
Dame Marion was also paid cleaning costs of £2,368 during 2004-05, which exceeds the allowable maximum of £1,000 a year by £368.
Dame Marion received £1,140 for council tax for the year 2005-06, but decided not to stand in the May 2005 Election. The council tax payment for that financial year was not refunded.
Total repayment recommended: £1,508.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,508.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Ernie Ross
Dundee West
Mr Ross has no issues.
Mr Malcolm Savidge
Aberdeen North
Mr Savidge has no issues.
Mr Phillip Sawford
Kettering
Mr Sawford has no issues.
Mr Jonathan Sayeed
Mid Bedfordshire
Mr Sayeed has no issues.
Ms Gillian Shephard
South West Norfolk
Ms Shephard has no issues.
Ms Debra Shipley
Stourbridge
Ms Shipley was paid the full council tax for 2005-06 in March 2005. She did not stand in the May 2005 general election, thereby incurring an overpayment of £650.30.
She was paid £118.45 twice for a water bill in July and again in October 2004.
She was also paid a total of £633 for garden furniture during 2004-05, expenditure which was not allowable under the Green Book.
She further received council tax payments twice for 2004-05, amounting to an overpayment of £567.96.
Total repayment recommended: £1,969.71
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £1,969.71
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Llewellyn Smith
Blaenau Gwent
Mr Smith has no issues.
Mr Martin Smyth
Belfast South
Rev Smyth has no issues.
The Lord Soley
Ealing, Acton, Shepherd's Bush
Lord Soley did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Gerry Steinberg
City of Durham
Mr Steinberg has no issues.
Mr George Stevenson
Stoke-on-Trent South
Mr Stevenson has no issues.
Mr David Stewart
Inverness East, Naim and Lochaber
Mr Stewart was overpaid by a total of £1,734.64 for mortgage interest (£1,667.55 in 2004-05, and £67.09 in 2005-06).
He was also overpaid by £192.00 for council tax in 2004-05.
Total repayment recommended: £1,926.64
Reduced on appeal by:£1,734.64
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £192.00
Mr Paul Stinchcombe
Wellingborough
Mr Stinchcombe was over-paid by a total of £1,482.00 in April 2004 for three items of furniture (a dining table, a coffee table and a bookcase/cabinet) whose purchase price exceeded guidelines.
Total repayment recommended: £1,482.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £1,482.00
Rt Hon Ann Taylor
Dewsbury
Baroness Taylor has no issues.
Mr John Mark Taylor
Solihull
Mr Taylor was paid £231.97 for computer supplies in June 2004. These are not allowed under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
He was also paid £141.48 for mobile phone costs in 2004-05. Mobile phone costs are not allowable under the ACA, although they could be claimed under the Incidental Expenses Provision.
He was further paid a total of £1,750 in monthly payments for petty cash from April to October 2004. Petty cash is not allowed under the Green Book rules.
Total repayment recommended: £2,123.45
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £2,123.45
Mr Teddy Taylor
Rochford and Southend East
Mr Taylor has no issues.
Mr Gareth Thomas
Clwyd West
Mr Thomas has no issues.
Mr Simon Thomas
Ceredigion
Mr Thomas was overpaid for mortgage interest from April 2004 to March 2005 by £349.20.
Total repayment recommended: £349.20
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £0.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £349.20
Rt Hon Baroness Tonge
Richmond Park
Baroness Tonge has no issues.
Mr Michael Trend
Windsor
Mr Trend did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Rt Hon the Lord Trimble
Upper Bann
In 2005 Lord Trimble was paid £805 for his annual subscription for the Athenaeum Club. This was not an allowable expense under the ACA.
Total repayment recommended: £805.00
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £805.00
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Stephen Twigg
Enfield Southgate
Mr Twigg did not make any ACA claims during the period of the review.
Mr Paul Tyler
North Cornwall
Mr Tyler has no issues.
Mr William Tynan
Hamilton South
Mr Tynan has no issues.
Mr Brian White
Milton Keynes North East
Mr White has no issues.
Mr John Wilkinson
Ruislip Northwood
Mr Wilkinson was paid £133.58 twice for electricity in 2004-05.
Total repayment recommended: £133.58
Total repayments received since 1 April 2009: £133.58
Balance recommended to be repaid: £0.00
Mr Brian Wilson
Cunninghame North
Mr Wilson has no issues.
Mr Tony Worthington
Clydebank and Milngavie
Mr Worthington has no issues.
Mr James Wray
Glasgow Baillieston
Mr Wray has no issues.


 
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