MPs in £70,000 ex­penses storm

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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.”

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