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UK minister red-faced over hubby’s porn fetish

Britain’s interior minister Jacqui Smith apologised after she “mistakenly” submitted an expenses claim which included adult films watched by her husband.

world Updated: Mar 31, 2009 00:12 IST

Britain’s interior minister Jacqui Smith apologised after she “mistakenly” submitted an expenses claim which included adult films watched by her husband.

Smith, the Home Secretary, admitted filing a claim that included five pay-per-view films, including two X-rated movies viewed at her family home in her constituency in Redditch, central England.

She said in a statement: “I am sorry that in claiming for my Internet connection, I mistakenly claimed for a television package alongside it.

“As soon as the matter was brought to my attention, I took immediate steps to contact the relevant parliamentary authorities and rectify the situation. “All money claimed for the television package will be paid back.”

The Sunday Express newspaper, which revealed the expenses claim, quoted a friend of Smith’s as saying: “To say she’s angry with her husband is an understatement.

“Jacqui was not there when these films were watched. She’s furious and mortified.”

The 67-pound bill for Internet connection and cable television, including two five-pound viewings of the adult films, was submitted in June.

Her husband, Richard Timney, is employed as her assistant, which is permitted under British parliamentary rules.