MPs allowed expenses secrecy

More than 50 MPs have been allowed to keep the name of their landlord secret on security grounds. The expenses watchdog has published a list of landlords who are paid taxpayer-funded rent by MPs after a freedom of information request.

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Former defence minister 'lets one home and claims for another'

Former defence minister Peter Luff is allegedly one of 27 MPs who are letting out property they own while claiming expenses to rent homes. Credit: PA Wire

Former defence minister Peter Luff, who was named by the newspaper as one of the 27, declined to comment on the claims.

According to the Daily Telegraph Mr Luff lets one small residential property in London he owns jointly with his wife but also claimed £17,799 in expenses for rental payments in the last financial year.

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