On 18 May 2009 Kelly became involved in the MPs' Expenses Scandal when the Daily Telegraph revealed she had claimed a total of £31,000 between 2004 and 2008 for rebuilding, refurbishing, and purchasing appliances for her second home.
It was subsequently revealed on 21 May 2009 that some of this money was used to repair damage caused by a burst pipe. Kelly was insured for this damage but did not claim on that insurance after being advised by the fees office that a reasonable amount could be claimed under the allowances system.
Read more about this topic: Ruth Kelly
Other articles related to "parliamentary, parliamentary expenses, expenses, expense":
... He unsuccessfully contested the safe Labour parliamentary seat of Oxford East at the 1997 General Election where he was defeated by the sitting Labour MP Andrew Smith ... In the 2009 United Kingdom Parliamentary expenses scandal it was suggested that Jonathan Djanogly improperly claimed expenses for a "cleaner" who was actually ... Mr Djanogly claimed almost £5,000 on his parliamentary expenses for the installation of gates at his large constituency home ...
... In May 2009, Jackson's Parliamentary expenses were scrutinised in the expenses scandal ... appalled at the raft of revelations made by the Telegraph relating to claims submitted by his parliamentary party colleagues, and stated that disciplinary action could be taken ... However, no action was taken against Jackson by either his party or Parliamentary authorities, who deemed his expense claims to be legal and within the rules ...
Famous quotes containing the word expenses:
“Good government cannot be found on the bargain-counter. We have seen samples of bargain-counter government in the past when low tax rates were secured by increasing the bonded debt for current expenses or refusing to keep our institutions up to the standard in repairs, extensions, equipment, and accommodations. I refuse, and the Republican Party refuses, to endorse that method of sham and shoddy economy.”
—Calvin Coolidge (18721933)