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Posted Friday, 19 June 2009 at 17:27

I'm only typing this because I feel I have to rebut the lies. A local newspaper has apparently written that I have claimed for a vest top and a pair of shorts with six bottles of wine from Tesco.

No I have not, and even if I had tried, it would have been sent back from the fees office. I may have claimed for something that was on the same receipt, but not those items, because they are personal and nothing to do with my job. And anyway, don't you think that the Telegraph may have noticed that?

Anonymous said:
Responded: Friday, 19 June 2009
This seems to indicate that the system for making public MP's expenses is useless!
Anonymous said:
Responded: Saturday, 20 June 2009
... but it looks as though you have claimed over £1,000 in 'error' by regularly submitting both the invoice AND later the statement for purchases from Banner. Even one of your digital camera invoices appears to have submitted twice in separate claims. Can you explain, please? We really do want to believe that you are not like the others, Nadine.
Nadine said:
Responded: Saturday, 20 June 2009
Happy to explain, my PA submits the invoice to the fees office, but we don't receive any money, ever, in any way. The fees office pay Banner direct. If she has then submitted the statement it is becuse they have been slow to pay Banner and they have been chasing their payment. Banner will have only have been paid once by the fees office.
Anonymous said:
Responded: Saturday, 20 June 2009
Thank you, Nadine. That's a big relief! Sorry for doubting you. Sadly it does show up some pretty sloppy accounting practices being allowed by the Fees Office and means that it is almost impossible for anyone to follow a proper audit trail of what has and hasn't been paid by reference to the claim forms. Surely claims on the form should only ever be made once. If a reminder to pay is necessary (i.e. by submitting a statement or copy invoice) it should be done separately without a further claim on the official form. Otherwise it makes nonsense of the amounts on the forms. No wonder that some MPs have been wrongly accused and have had to waste time explaining matters after the damage to their reputations has already been planted in the public's mind. If we are to have the openness promised then the Fees Office really must be made to review their procedures and how the information is presented to the public so that it accurately reflects actual claims, allows proper audit and does not mislead. I can't help but wonder what HMRC would have to say to me as an 'ordinary' person if I presented my accounts in such a manner.
colin said:
Responded: Saturday, 20 June 2009
I do not agree with your coments regarding :black stuff: you should be more open with your expences
James Patrick said:
Responded: Saturday, 20 June 2009
Hi Nadine, I found your site accidentally whilst on this crude and purile blog The thing is this blog was trying mock and discredit your stance on teenage pregnancies but the more I read it the more I found myself connecting with your comments and the more I realised the view of more open access to contraception for teenagers was shallow and reactionary. Before I read your blog I would not have considered voting tory, through ingrained social prejudice towards the party, but know I will give it serious consideration, and this is saying something considering I am a working class scottish catholic.
Anonymous said:
Responded: Saturday, 20 June 2009
Colin are you a thief? Why do you want to see her bank account details and address?
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