LETTER: MP’s RESPONSE - Expenses were entered twice

A letter you printed recently from Mr G Crosbie of High Street, Glentham, repeats the inaccurate statement that I claimed over £3,500 for heating.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority released false information purporting that my heating expenses were much higher than I actually claimed for. Mr Crosbie has obviously not seen the updated lower figures.

Sir Ian Kennedy, the chairman of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, wrote to me apologising for the error in which certain claims were mistakenly entered twice.

Sir Edward Leigh

MP for Gainsborough