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Labour MP 'reports peer to police over expenses'

A Labour MP says he has reported peer Lord Hanningfield to the police over allegations related to his parliamentary expenses. Hanningfield was accused of clocking in and out of the House of Lords to claim a £300 daily allowance.

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No 10 'understands concerns over peer clocking in'

David Cameron's official spokesman said he had not spoken to the Prime Minister about Lord Hanningfield's alleged "clocking in" claims but told reporters: "I understand the concerns that have been raised."

The House of Lords Commissioner for Standards - who is is responsible for investigating alleged breaches of the peers' code of conduct including on the use of expenses - has not yet received any complaint about Lord Hanningfield, a spokesman said.

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