Basingstoke MP Maria Miller will donate a payoff of around £17,000 to charity after quitting as Culture Secretary over her expenses.
The Basingstoke MP is entitled to the lump sum worth three months of her £67,000 ministerial salary, which comes on top of her parliamentary pay, by law but could have decided not to take it.
She rejected calls not to take the money, but a source close to the former minister said the cash would go to Speakeasy Advocacy, a Basingstoke charity for adults with learning disabilities.
It is possible that the Chancellor had come to a different conclusion from the PM as to which way the Maria Miller crisis was going.
The resignation of Culture Secretary following sustained pressure shows that, five years on, fury over expenses has only grown.
Maria Miller's resignation letter has been made public, along with David Cameron's response.