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My Expenses 2008/09

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My Expenses 2007/08

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Trusted on My Expenses

I have consistently voted for the publication of MPs' expenses, and am therefore very glad that ISPA, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, now publishes a detailed monthly breakdown of all MPs' expenses. This can be found on their website and is explained below.

At the height of the expenses scandal, the Telegraph newspaper called me a "Saint" for my record on expenses. As an MP for an outer London parliamentary seat, in the past, I could have claimed for a second home in Central London, but I never have and I never will. I live locally in Cheam with my family, and will continue to do so. I see no reason for London MPs not to commute to work, just as everyone else has to.

If you have any comments or questions please email me info@paulburstow.co.uk or write to me at 234 Gander Green Lane, Cheam, Surrey, SM3 9QF

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Constituency Office

£10,077.76

This covers the rent and rates of my constituency office in Gander Green Lane, and necessary utilities bills. This claim reflects the costs of renting office space in London, which are higher than in most of the rest of the country. This is the office from which most of my work with my constituents - residents of Sutton, Cheam and Worcester Park - is done.

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General Admin

£9,005.75

These cover the cost of running my constituency office on Gander Green Lane, and any equipment and supplies we use there. This includes such things as telephone and photocopying costs. I also have stationery that is used to reply to when my constituents write to me or when I write to ministers on their behalf.

We incur all the usual costs of a small office and this is perhaps where the term 'expenses' is highly misleading - these are not extras, but things that are vital to keep the office functioning and for me to perform my duties as a member of parliament.

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Staff Salaries

£ 90,083.01

This, by far, makes up the largest proportion of my spending each year; but it is important to say that the expenses claimed reflect the number of staff in both my constituency and parliamentary offices and the work load they deal with, as well as the higher costs associated with London. It would be impossible for me to do my job without this team of people working with me and supporting me in both my parliamentary and constituency duties.

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Travel

£24.00

This very small figure was used to cover travel of three members of my staff to a training day in Westminster to help them to help me serve the residents in my constituency. I have not claimed costs for my travel into London, or for costs of travel within Sutton and Cheam, as I can under parliamentary rules.

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