#AceFinanceNews – LONDON – April 11 – (BBC) – Conservative MP Peter Bone is under investigation for expenses claims relating to the upkeep of his second home, the parliamentary commissioner for standards has said.
The claims are understood to have been made between 2005 and 2009.
MP for Wellingborough told the Times he had “done nothing wrong”, adding that it was “not unusual for MPs to have their expenses challenged” http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4060463.ece
A spokeswoman for the commissioner declined to comment further.
The system for investigating alleged abuses of MPs’ expenses was reformed in 2009, after a string of scandals, but cases involving claims made before 2010 still invoke the previous investigatory system.
This means that the independent commissioner investigates the allegations before submitting a report to the standards committee.
The committee, which comprises 10 MPs and three members of the public, then has the final say on whether to accept the commissioner’s conclusions.
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MP Peter Bone will not face benefit fraud charges http://www.cps.gov.uk/news/latest_news/cps_decision_on_suspected_fraud_investigated_by_northamptonshire_police/
Back on the March 25 the (BBC) – Reported that Conservative MP Peter Bone and his wife will not face any criminal charges in connection with allegations of benefit fraud relating to his mother-in-law.
The police investigated claims that assets belonging to her were concealed so Northamptonshire County Council would fund time in a care home.
But the Crown Prosecution Service said “no element of dishonesty” could be proved and it would take no action.
The MP, who always denied the claims, said his family had been “vindicated”.
Details of the police investigation were revealed by the Times newspaper last month.
In response, Mr Bone – MP for Wellingborough – confirmed that police had raided his constituency office last year, confiscating parliamentary papers, including constituents’ letters.
He said he and his wife had been involved in a long-running dispute with Northamptonshire Council about what he said was “their failure to properly fund her elderly mother’s care needs”.
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