Thursday, February 04, 2010

Legg's Rebels - A to L

I have managed to scan the Legg report, and there are quite a few Rebels who have paid back only part, or none of what Legg has requested back.

I reckon the number tops over 10% of all surveyed, and over 20% of those asked to pay back.  Strangely, there is a large number of MP's who have paid back more than asked, sometimes by a ridiculous variance that raises new questions.

Here are the rebels, I will refresh as I update.  Page reference is as per the .pdf page, as viewed here - in case you want to go see what the report states.

Margaret Beckett - P. 37. Gardening Claims exceeded maximum allowance by £2,539.75 between 2006 & 2008.

Legg Recommended Repayment - £2,539.75
Amount Outstanding - £2,539.75

Nick Brown (Chief Whip) - P43. Over claimed for a cleaner.  Total Cost claimed was £8,697.65 over the four-year period which exceeded the maximum allowable claim level by £697.65.  This must be embarrassing for the Gordon Brown as he can't send the Whip after wrongdoers, if the Whip himself is rebelling!

Legg Recommended Repayment - £697.65
Amount Outstanding - £697.65

Gregory Campbell - P.47 Lot's of wrong claims here. 

Overpaid by £741 on hotel stays between October 2004 & March 2006

Overpaid by £1,456.54 on service charges

Overpaid by £458.56 on ground Rent

No Documents to support claims for £1,017.28 for mortgage interest in December 2008 which Legg must then regard as invalid and the whole sum subject to repayment.

Legg Recommended Repayment - £3,673.38
Amount Outstanding - £3,673.38

Paul Clark - P.50.

Paid £549.95 for a new washing machine which exceeded the guideline price by £164.95

In default of evidence to support mortage interest payments totalling £11,750.35 for 2008-09.

Legg Recommended Repayment - £11,915.30
Repaid - £508.43
Amount Outstanding - £11,406.87

Show us the receipts Paul!

Nadine Dorries - P. 61.

Paid £882.31 twice for same hotel expenses in January 2007

Paid £161.04 twice for Internet service in April 2007

Paid £271.02 twice for telephone bill in 2008-09.

Legg Recommended Repayment - £1,314.37
Amount Outstanding - £1,314.37

Don't make US ask twice for the money back!

Barbara Follett - P. 67

Paid £34,776.30 between April 2004 and November 2008 for mobile security patrols at her Second Home.  This exceeds the Green Books remit of 'Basis Security Measures'

Paid £8,908.36 for SIX phone lines for the second house.  Deemed excessive and half the amount of £4.454.18 marked for repayment.

Overpaid by £2,812.95 in 2004-05 and 2006-07 for additional household premium for fine art, which is not allowable.

Paid £221 twice for boiler insurance in 2004.

Paid £193.78 for pest control in 2006 against an address other than her second home.

Legg Recommended Repayment - £42,458.21
Paid - £32,976.17
Amount Outstanding - £9,482.04

Have hubby pay for the additional personal security and make do like the rest of us! - Clearly a top trougher.

Don Foster - P. 68

In 2005 took out an additional second mortgage against his second home for a purpose not allowed under the ACA.  As a result he was overpaid by £3,557.02.

Overpaid £193.72 in April - June 2007 on mortgage interest.

Paid £525 twice in £2008-09 for mortgage and term valuation fees.

Legg Recommended Repayment - £4,275.74
Amount Outstanding - £4,275.74

Edward Garnier - P.70

Paid £1,920 for Gardening in 2005-06, which exceeds annual allowance by £920

Overpaid by a total of £301.68 for rent in 2006-07 and 2008-09 periods.

Legg Recommended Repayment - £1,221.68
Amount Outstanding - £1,221.68

Andrew George - P.71

Paid £1,397.34 twice for hotel costs in May 2005

Overpaid by a total of £159.44 for food in 2004-05 & 2005-06.

Overpaid by £694.44 for Council Tax in 2008-09.

Overpaid by £1,695.12 for mortgage interest in 2008-09 as two monthly claims were duplicated.

Overpaid by £168.08 in 2008-09 for duplicate payments of telephone & electricity costs.

Legg Recommended Repayment - £4.348.25
Paid - £3,160.41
Amount Outstanding - £1,178.84

That's a lot of duplicate claims!

Mike Hall - P. 76

Paid £10,364.28 over four years for laundry, dry cleaning and ironing services.  This exceeds the £2,000 annual limit by £2,364.28.

Paid himself £250 Petty Cash out of ACA allowance - Not allowable in Green Book.

Also paid £250 for incidental expenses in September & October 2004; such expenses not allowed under the Green Book.

Paid £8,789 for 'household sundries' without providing any receipts.

Legg Recommended Repayment - £12,639.28
Amount Outstanding - £12,639.28

Pay it back you troughing git!

David Hamilton - P. 77

Overpiad for mortgage interest over five years totalling £2,595.51

Legg Recommended Repayment - £2,595.51
Amount Outstanding - £2,595.51

David Heathcoat-Amory - P79

Paid for cleaning costs of £12,995.35 over 5 years.  Exceeding £2,000 annual limit by £2,995.35.

Paid £30,696.58 for Gardening over 4 year period.  This exceeds the £1,000 annual limit by £26,696.58.

Legg Recommended Repayment - £29,691.93
Paid - £6,122.24
Amount Outstanding - £23,569.69

Pay it back, then cut your own lawn and wash your own clothes as we ain;t paying nay more!

Geoff Hoon - P. 83

Overpaid by £1,013.13 on mortgage interest.

Paid £138.29 for gas bill twice.

Legg Recommended Repayment - £1,151.42
Paid - £383.76
Amount Outstanding - £767.66

Pay it back you utter, utter Hoon.

Dr Kim Howells – P.85

Overpaid by £665.11 for mortgage interest between 2006 & 2009.

Overpaid by £288 for a gas bill in 2008-09

Legg Recommended Repayment - £953.11
Paid - £294
Amount Outstanding - £659.11

Huw Irranca-Davies - P. 87

Overpaid by £2,008.19 for mortgage interest over 5 years.

Legg Recommended Repayment - £2,008.19
Amount Outstanding - £2,008.19

Dr Lynne Jones – P. 89

Paid £815 twice for heating and radiator repairs in July and August 2005.

Legg Recommended Repayment - £815
Amount Outstanding - £815

Eric Joyce – P. 90

Overpaid by £5,002.56 for mortgage interest between 2004-05 and 2007-08.

Paid twice for a £3,000 claim for mortgage interest in November and December 2007

Also paid twice in the same period for council tax, cleaning and service/maintenance claims totalling £600.

Legg Recommended Repayment - £8,605.56
Amount Outstanding - £8,605.56

Alan Keen – P. 91

Alan claimed £1,790 for a cleaner in 2006-07. However, Alans wife, Ann Keen is also an MP and she claimed £1,000 for a cleaner at the same time and address. Thus, there is a £790amount in excess of the allowable limit to be split between the two of them.

Legg Repayment Request - £345
Amount Outstanding - £345


Ruth Kelly – P. 92

Overpaid by a total of £441.47 in mortgage interest for the years 2004-05, 2006-07 & 2008-09.

She was paid £476.39 twice for her February 2008 mortgage interest claim.

Claimed £157.90 in 2008-09 for newspapers which is not allowed under the ACA.

She was paid £631.58 in November 2008 for mortgage arrears relating back to 2003 which is not a permissible claim.

Legg Repayment Request - £1,707.34
Amount Outstanding - £1,707.34

Jim Knight – P. 94

Overpaid by £223.50 incorrectly in April 2005 after incorrectly calculated around dissolution.

He was overpaid by a total of £2,657.11 for mortgage interest between 2007-08 and 2008-09.

Claimed for a computer costing £571.06 which should not have been claimed via the ACA.

Legg Repayment Request - £3,451.67
Paid - £1,256.84
Amount Outstanding - £2,185.83


Jacqui Lait – P. 95

Overpaid by £622.94 for mortgage interest in the years 2007 & 2008.

Has not provided sufficient evidence for claims made in the period January to March 2009 which it is therefore recommended it be repaid in full.

Legg Repayment Request - £1,041.59
Paid - £87.67
Amount Outstanding - £953.92

Tom Levitt – P. 97

Overpaid by a total of £800.95 between April 2004 and March 2006 on mortgage interest.

Claimed £1,599 for a sofabed which exceeds the relevant guideline price by of £1,210 by £389.

Legg Repayment Request - £1,189.95
Paid - £412.00
Amount Outstanding - £777.95

No point asking if you sleep comfortably at night; your guests clearly do.

Sir Michael Lord – P. 99

Paid £8,784.76 for gardening costs between march 2005 and January 2009 which exceeds the maximum allowable limit by £4,874.76.

Overpaid by £289.72 on mortgage interest for two time periods.

Legg Repayment Request - £5,074.48
Amount Outstanding - £5,074.48

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