MPs in £70,000 expenses storm
SIXTY MPs spent over £70,000 on new iPads, iPhones and laptops six months BEFORE the General Election.
The MPs ordered the equipment before claiming expenses for it – shortly before a moratorium came into force on such purchases, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) said.
Ipsa wrote to those involved to seek assurances that they were using the equipment exclusively for parliamentary duties.
The expenses watchdog said no rules had been broken but advised MPs who were standing down or were defeated in the General Election to donate the devices to charity.
A spokesman said: “Having looked into these claims, we are satisfied they are within the rules.”