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Tory 'paid his own company £100,000 from expenses'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 15/10/2009

Andrew Grice

"A senior Tory MP is to be investigated by the Commons anti-sleaze watchdog after being accused of paying more than £100,000 of his parliamentary expenses to his own company.

"David Wilshire claimed taxpayers' money for three years for office assistance provided by Moorlands Research Services, a firm owned by himself and his partner, Ann Palmer. The rules on expenses ban MPs from entering agreements that could give rise to accusations they are profiting from public funds.

"Last night Mr Wilshire referred his own case to John Lyon, the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner, who will now conduct a formal inquiry. His move came as today's Daily Telegraph reported that Mr Wilshire paid up to £3,250 a month to the company between 2005 and 2008. In total the business was paid £105,500 yet there is no official record of the firm's existence and it has never filed public accounts."

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"Tory 'paid his own company £100,000 from expenses'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2009. Consulté le 04/03/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/tory-paid-his-own-company-100-000-from-expenses-