Wellington, Oct 6 NZPA - Labour MP Chris Carter's travel expenses for the first six months of last year were considered high at $83,000 when details were first released in August but the real cost was much more than that, it was reported tonight.
One sure thing that will come from the uproar over MPs expenses is that none of them are likely to criticise beneficiaries in the foreseeable future.
Wellington, Aug 4 NZPA - Labour ministers spent slightly less than their National counterparts on accommodation and domestic travel expenses, but more on international travel, according to comparable data released today.
The release on Thursday of MPs travel, accomodation and expense claims makes interesting reading. In the wake of this year's jaw dropping expenses scandal in Britain, our politicians have been forced to follow suit and declare how they spend their taxpayer allocated funds.
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