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Expense sham claim

PUBLISHED: 12:36 25 June 2009 | UPDATED: 16:52 25 August 2010

THE official publication of MPs expenses was labelled a whitewash after many damaging claims were blacked out.

THE official publication of MPs expenses was labelled a whitewash after many damaging claims were blacked out.

Some of the most notorious claims were nowhere to be seen after Parliament finally published more than a million PDF documents of MPs' receipts on its website.

Derek Conway had monthly cleaning bills of £100.66 and £301 service and maintenance charges in 2007.

He claimed for three digital camera over the three years - £199 for a white Sony Cybershot T70 in March last year, £675 for a Canon digital SLR camera in November 2005 and £253.95 for one in April 2005.

More than £700 was spent on accessories for his car - £352.71 for a hands-free car kit in December 2007 and £348.95 for a Sat Nav system in September 2007.

Labour MP John Austin charged £411.19 to tax payers for 1,000 18th birthday cards in April 2007. His monthly service and maintenance bills included ones for £1841.41 and £879.45.

Mr Evennett along with Greenwich MP Nick Raynsford and Eltham MP Clive Efford do not claim for second homes.

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