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Michael Martin’s Second-Home Allowance For Home With No Mortgage

by | 24th, February 2008

MICHAEL Martin is in the trough:

The pressure was heaped on Mr Martin as it emerged that he claimed a second-homes allowance on his constituency house in Glasgow – even though he has no mortgage on it.

It was reported the Speaker, whose London home is his lavish grace-and-favour apartment in the Commons, has claimed more than £75,000 from the Additional Costs Allowance over the past six years.

This usually goes towards mortgages or rent, but can be used for other expenses such as maintenance.

Anti-sleaze campaigner Martin Bell said: “If you live free in a grace-and-favour home, you shouldn’t need public help to run your second home. The Speaker should announce his retirement.”

Oink. Oink



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