Grantham Journal letter: MP can pay!

Nick Boles MP
Nick Boles MP
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I note that in the recently published Register of Members Interests for 2012/13 that Mr Boles received £10,000 on October 1, 2012, for two speaking engagements with Deloitte LLP.

He also received a payment of £5,000 on October 3, 2012, from Man Investment Finance for a speaking engagement and a payment of £1,897.50 on August 19, 2011, from the Axel and Margaret Axson Johnson Foundation in respect of an essay and speech for the Engelsberg Seminar in Stockholm on June 11, 2012.

Perhaps it might have been advisable for him to have used some of this largesse to pay his £640 electricity bill.

But of course this is just the tip of the iceberg. During 2012/13 per the current list of members’ expenses, Mr Boles claimed a total of £141,468.29 or which £10,611.13 was for accommodation. All this in addition to his salary of £89,435, as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Planning. Nice work if you can get it.

Mark Whittington

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