MPs to repay more than �1m in expenses

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:-

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- 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