Moss expenses top £137,500

PUBLISHED: 11:00 02 November 2007 | UPDATED: 23:08 28 May 2010

MP Malcolm Moss claimed more in Parliamentary expenses than Gordon Brown in the 2006/2007 financial year, according to latest figures. However, the North-East Cambridgeshire MP, who claimed £137,793, came in at 319th in the list of 645 MPs and his expense

MP Malcolm Moss claimed more in Parliamentary expenses than Gordon Brown in the 2006/2007 financial year, according to latest figures.

However, the North-East Cambridgeshire MP, who claimed £137,793, came in at 319th in the list of 645 MPs and his expenses are below average.

Mr Moss joins South-East Cambridgeshire MP James Paice as the two most expensive MPs in the county. Mr Paice claimed £131,191 and was placed 289th. The Parliamentary average claim was £137,850, with a total bill of more than £87million.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who was Chancellor for the period to which the figures apply, claimed £135,525.

Mr Moss says his expenses reflect that fact he serves a large rural constituency which involves a great deal of travelling. His staff wage bill amounts to £86,000.

John Hayes, MP for South Holland and the Deepings, was the most expensive MP in the Fens, claiming £142,163. His claim was ranked 237th.

Henry Bellingham, MP for North-West Norfolk, claimed £133,353 in expenses and came in 411th, while South-West Norfolk MP Christopher Fraser claimed £135,481 and was ranked 373rd.

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