British Army to be able to claim expenses

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Blair and Beckett face expense claims probe

TONY BLAIR and Margaret Beckett, the foreign secretary, are to be forced to disclose how they each claim up to £19,000 a year in accommodation expenses from parliament while living in grace-and-favour homes.

Richard Thomas, the information commissioner, took legal action over the summer to force the Commons to let him see Blair’s and Beckett’s expenses after a request from The Sunday Times.

Officials acting for Thomas have now written to parliament, warning that they intend to order the release of the information.

The decision comes after criticism of the “black holes” in many MPs’ expenses in which large sums of money are not publicly accounted for. Figures to be released this week will show that MPs’ accommodation expenses have increased by over 10% in the past year to more than £50m.

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