Sunday, 21 June 2009

Ian Lucas makes the News of the World!!

This is what the News of the World had to say about Ian Lucas paying his own firm of solicitors Stevens Lucas to do work for him which he then charged to parliamentary expenses:

We can also reveal Business Minister IAN LUCAS claimed for work by the solicitors firm he used to own and where he is now a consultant.

Lucas submitted an invoice for £176.25 for legal fees for the lease of his consituency office and £894.50 for the sale of a property.

The money was paid to Stevens Lucas solicitors. Lucas said: "I have no financial relationship with the firm. It is an honorary position."

Last night Matthew Elliott of the Taxpayers' Alliance said: "In other countries it is illegal for MPs to use their families' firms. That should be extended here to stop MPs giving money to firms they are involved in."

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