MPs who abused the unreformed expenses system will avoid further investigation due to the disposal of official records by the House of Commons, it has been revealed.
Speaker John Bercow stands accused of continuing to cover up the MPs expenses scandal after he presided over the shredding of tens of thousands of documents relating to claims made before 2010.
The destruction of the documents was revealed in a letter to Tory activists, following complaints about their local MPs’ claims between 2004 and 2010.
The activists wrote to Kathryn Hudson, the standards commissioner, questioning the legitimacy of Conservative MP Andrew Turner’s accommodation claims, but were told by Turner “all records relating to expenses claims before 2010 have now been destroyed.”
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