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Lawcast 134  MPs’ expenses: the potential offences

This morning the Telegraph reports on an expenses claim by Elliot Morley for mortgage interest he never owed; and for the first time, this report mentions potential offences, with a quote from solicitor Steven Barker , quite rightly saying that any offence that an MP might have committed in these circumstances would be under the Fraud Act 2006 , or else under section 17 of the Theft Act 1968 .

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Carl Gardner Blogpost on MPs’ expenses in full.

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Elliot Morley claimed £16,000 for mortgage that did not exist: MPs’ expenses
Telegraph: Elliot Morley, the former Labour minister, claimed parliamentary expenses of more than £16,000 for a mortgage which had already been paid off.


MPs’ expenses row: Speaker of the Commons will be told to quit
Guardian: Michael Martin under pressure as more damaging MPs’ claims emerge

There is some law news and some new law reports… all on Insite Law. Update to the blogs section will follow later in the day.

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