MP claims ev­ery cent

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

WHILE Aus­tralian Speaker Bron­wyn Bishop at­tracts flak over her $ 5000 he­li­copter ride, a Bri­tish MP is also court­ing at­ten­tion over his travel ex­penses — in­clud­ing a nine- pence ( 19¢) claim for a 320m car trip. Rob Wil­son, the Con­ser­va­tive mem­ber for Read­ing East, de­fended the cost, but ad­mit­ted such small claims may look “odd”. He has made a num­ber of claims for short jour­neys, with many com­ing in un­der $ 2, but said over a year the mileage “does add up”. The 19¢ trip was a “con­stituency en­gage­ment”.

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