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MPs to repay more than £1m in expenses

PUBLISHED: 15:52 04 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:12 06 July 2010

SIR Thomas Legg today hit out at the "deeply flawed" House of Commons expenses system as his long awaited review was published.

Sir Thomas's review recommended that 390 MPs repay a total of £1.

SIR Thomas Legg today hit out at the "deeply flawed" House of Commons expenses system as his long awaited review was published.

Sir Thomas's review recommended that 390 MPs repay a total of £1.3 million. Almost £800,000 has been repaid since April last year, it said.

The appeals process overseen by former judge Sir Paul Kennedy cut the repayments demanded by £185,000 to a total of £1.12 million, according to the report.

The highest single repayment will be made by Barbara Follett, Minister for the East of England, who will repay £42,458.

In Suffolk and Essex, Bernard Jenkin and John Gummer faced the largest repayment bills.

Our MPs repayment details are as follows:-

- Bob Blizzard (Labour, Waveney): £2,434.92 to repay

- Simon Burns (Conservative, Chelmsford West): £3,731.92 repaid

- Douglas Carswell (Conservative, Harwich): £2,159 repaid

- John Gummer (Conservative, Suffolk Coastal): £29,398.46 repaid

- Sir Alan Haselhurst (Conservative, Saffron Walden): £14,574.82 repaid

- Bernard Jenkin (Conservative, Essex North): £36,909.17 repaid

- Sir Michael Lord (Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich): £5,074.48 to repay

- Chris Mole (Labour, Ipswich): No issues

- Brooks Newmark (Conservative, Braintree): No issues

- David Ruffley (Conservative, Bury St Edmunds): No issues

- Richard Spring (Conservative, West Suffolk): £510 repaid

- Bob Russell (Lib Dem, Colchester): £4,539.45 repaid

- John Whittingdale (Conservative), Maldon and Chelmsford East): £301.58 repaid

- Tim Yeo (Conservative, South Suffolk): No issues

Former MPs:-

- Ivan Henderson (Labour, Harwich): £149.25 to repay

- Alan Hurst (Labour, Braintree): No issues


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