Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Sarah Palin's soulmate found in Britain

Caroline Spelman must repay £9,600 of the Commons expenses she used to pay for nannying work - but any breach of the rules was "unintentional", MPs say.

The Commons standards and privileges committee said the senior Tory MP had accepted its findings and "will pay back the misapplied sums".

Mrs Spelman who had denied any wrong-doing apologised unreservedly after the committee's report was published.

She said payments to Tina Haynes in 1997/8 had been for secretarial work.

The allegation was that she had worked primarily as a nanny while being paid as a part-time constituency secretary.

Mrs Spelman, MP for Meriden in the West Midlands and shadow communities secretary, had insisted Ms Haynes was only paid with public funds for secretarial work between 1997 and 1998.

Full story from the BBC.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your post reminds me of a little Administrative Baby Sitting going on right now in AK...

Wouldn't it be funny to find out that one future daughter in law hired as an Admin Assistant, is actualy da' babysitter...[no wonder there are pictures of her with the GINO Kids]....TEAL

crystalwolf aka caligrl said...

Yes! Teal absolutely possible!
Wonder how we can find out??

Dianne said...

Teal - absolutely makes more sense for an 18-year-old girl to be a WHOLE lot more qualified to be a nanny than an Administrative Assistant. Worth pursuing, I think. Regina, what do you think?

regina said...

I think it's highly likely that some fiddling is going on. My problem is getting the evidence...