No expense spared

LOCAL MP Tim Loughton is correct, Herald readers will not be surprised at the recently published levels of expenses claimed my him.

What many people would really like to know is, why can MPs claim for travel expenses when most people have to pay to get to work out of their own salary?

Our other local MP, Sir Peter Bottomley, states it now takes three or more hours to fill in his expenses forms.

Good Lord! Could this now be because he has so much more to claim for? When will the culture of expenses dependency end?

Ian Hunt

Pavilion Road