MPs' expenses: Alistair Burt

NORTH East Beds MP Alistair Burt claimed �148,172 in expenses in the year 2007-08, including �22,322 second home allowance. His claims over the last four years were made public today (Thursday) when all MPs expenses were put online. Details of claims for

NORTH East Beds MP Alistair Burt claimed �148,172 in expenses in the year 2007-08, including �22,322 second home allowance.

His claims over the last four years were made public today (Thursday) when all MPs' expenses were put online.

Details of claims for landline and mobile phone bills and accountancy services are revealed.

In 2007-08 Mr Burt charged for two taxi fares amounting to �16.50.

A travel allowance application was for a journey on October 11, 2007 which cost �25 but details of the departure point, destination and means of travel have been blacked out by parliamentary officials.

Mr Burt claimed �48.30 for rail travel made by a member of his staff, �15 went on village hall hire and �58.75 was spent on commissioning a report on the rental value of Biggleswade Conservative Club office.

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For much of 2007-08 Mr Burt claimed �1,516.67 a month for hotel stays.

One month he claimed �180 for cleaning.