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Mod Cons And Labour Saving Devices On MPs’ John Lewis List

by | 13th, March 2008

YOU cannot help but notice that David Cameron’s kitchen is not too shabby.

On his Webcameron , the kitchen has all the mod cons which might make a good name for Dave’s rebranded party. (Note to the Tory marketing team call me.)

Very soon all MPs will be setting up a camera in their kitchens. News is that MPs are now allowed to claim expenses of up to £10,000 for a new kitchen.

And they can kit it out. There is an additional £2,000 allowance for furniture and £750 for a TV or stereo. The one proviso is that they should own a second home. Or, failing that, they should invent one.

It all part of the so-called “John Lewis list” used by Commons officials to list maximum amounts for items.

MPs can claim items up to £23,000 per year.

That list in full:

Air conditioning unit £299.99
Bed £1,000.00
Bedside cabinet £100.00
Bookcase/shelf £200.00
Bookcase/cabinet £500.00
Carpet £35.00 per square metre
Carpet fitting £6.50 per square metre
Coffee maker/machine £100.00
Coffee table £250.00
Dining armchairs (each) £150.00
Dining chairs (each) £90.00
Dining table £600.00
Dishwasher £375.00
Drawer chest (five) £500.00
Dressing table £500.00

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