Commons fight to keep expenses secret from journalists cost £170k

Commons Speaker Michael Martin spent £170,000 of taxpayers’ money in a failed bid to see of a Freedom of Information bid to reveal MPs’ expenses. 

The Daily Mail reports that MPs spent £82,673 on their own legal fees and a further £39,000 for the journalists who fought in court to make MPs disclose their spending. There is another bill of £48,847 for other legal advice relating to MPs’ expenses.





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