The Basingstoke MP who escaped serious penalties for overclaiming expenses has spent the day trying to escape the press who've been pushing her for a full explanation. The Prime Minister came to her defence.,
It's been an embarrassing day for one of our MPs. Maria Miller who represents Basingstoke was forced to stand up in the House of Commons and apologise for her attitude - after an investigation into her expenses.
Mrs Miller was also ordered to pay back almost £6000 in wrongly claimed mortgage payments. But she WILL keep her job after The Prime Minister said she was an"excellent" Culture Secretary. Political Correspondent Phil Hornby also talked to John Mann MP.
Basingstoke MP Maria Miller has been ordered to repay nearly £6,000 in overclaimed mortgage expenses. It's after an inquiry into her finances. She has also made an apology to the House of Commons.
Just in: Basingstoke MP and Culture Secretary Maria Miller has been ordered to repay £5,800 in overclaimed mortgage expenses. She will also have to make a personal apology on the floor of the House of Commons
Maria Miller, the Basingstoke MP, will hear later the results of an inquiry into her finances. It's reported she over claimed on her mortgage expenses for her property in London. The Culture Secretary may have to repay several thousand pounds. The minister says she did nothing wrong.