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Brown too squandered tax-payers’ money

In a humiliating blow for the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, The Daily Telegraph has reported that he claimed parliamentary expenses for his constituency home in Scotland, while billing the taxpayer for a flat in London.

world Updated: Jun 07, 2009 23:33 IST

In a humiliating blow for the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, The Daily Telegraph has reported that he claimed parliamentary expenses for his constituency home in Scotland, while billing the taxpayer for a flat in London.

According to the report, Brown had claimed more than £28,000 in second home allowances after moving into Downing Street in 2006.

A detailed analysis of Brown''s expense claims also reveals that the Prime Minister claimed £30 on his office expenses towards the cost of hiring a bagpiper to play at a ceremony for veterans.

Brown had only switched his designated second home from London to Scotland on September 18, meaning the first 77 days of the bill related to a period when his London flat was his designated second home, the report claimed.

If the bill was divided into equal amounts for each day, Mr Brown had claimed towards £334.59 of electricity when Fife was not his designated second home, the report added.