He “forgot” to replace his office clerk.
Does he not have an accountant to flag up these matters for him, then?
Millionaire Conservative MP Geoffrey Cox works part-time as a barrister to top up his £74,000 MP salary.
He clocked 500 hours between January and August in 2015, but failed to declare the extra work – because he’d forgot to hire an office clerk to do it for him.
The backbencher, who claimed for a 49p bottle of milk and £2 worth of tea bags, had no problem remembering his expenses, however.
He stood down from Westminster’s cross-party standards committee in October after referring himself to the Commissioner over the rule breach.
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