MPs' expenses

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Sir Christopher Kelly today accused MPs of exploiting their allowances for personal gain, as he opened his long-awaited inquiry into Commons expenses.

The chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life,( an advisory non-Departmental Public Body costing £660,000 a year), said that MPs appeared to lack principles, when they should have shown honesty and integrity:

"These values are timeless. If they had been followed more by more MPs over the past few years we would not be in the situation that we are."

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