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A bill UK lawmakers can’t stomach: the lunch check

They claimed thousands in expenses, but some British lawmakers can’t find the cash to settle their lunch bills.

world Updated: Sep 17, 2009 22:03 IST

They claimed thousands in expenses, but some British lawmakers can’t find the cash to settle their lunch bills.

British legislators owe bars and restaurants inside Parliament about 140,000 pounds ($231,600) in food and drink costs.

Figures released by the House of Commons on Thursday showed that 329 lawmakers have outstanding bills more than half of all of the house’s lawmakers.

Of those, 77 had bills more than six months old.

Voters have been outraged by legislators’ handling of expense claims.

Expense bills disclosed since May have shown that legislators charged or attempted to charge the public for items such a a porn movie, bathroom sinks and a floating duck house.