Culture Secretary Maria Miller's expenses report over Wimbledon home due to be published by Commons Standards Committee

Wimbledon Guardian: Former Merton Conservative Maria Miller is now a Basingstoke MP and Secretary of State for Culture Former Merton Conservative Maria Miller is now a Basingstoke MP and Secretary of State for Culture

Culture Secretary Maria Miller is expected to face intense pressure when the results of a lengthy investigation into her use of taxpayer-funded expenses are published today.

The Conservative Cabinet Minister was reported to Parliament's sleaze watchdog in December 2012 for using the second home allowance for MPs to pay for a house in Wimbledon where her parents lived.

Mrs Miller claimed £90,718 - almost the maximum permitted - between 2005 and 2009 towards mortgage payments, bills and other costs relating to a house in Woodside where her mother and father had apparently been living since 1996.

Reports last week suggested the Basingstoke MP and former Merton Conservative is likely to be forced to repay thousands of pounds and will be made to apologise for not co-operating with the inquiry.

Wimbledon Guardian: WIMB: MP under fire over historic second home expense claims

The house in Woodside, Wimbledon

Mrs Miller is said to have since made a profit of nearly £1.5 million on the property at the centre of the investigation.

When the probe was launched Prime Minister David Cameron declared his ''full support'' for Mrs Miller.

''Maria Miller does an absolutely excellent job as Culture Secretary and she has my full support," he told reporters at the time.

" A newspaper has asked her a number of questions. So far as I can see, she has got excellent answers to all those questions."

Asked last night if Mr Cameron still had full confidence in Mrs Miller, the Prime Minister's official spokesman told a regular Westminster media briefing: "Yes, he does."

The cross-party Commons Standards Committee will publish its long-awaited report into Mrs Miller's claims at 11am.

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7:58pm Fri 4 Apr 14

bettysenior says...

How a minister can stay in office when she purportedly made £1.5 million on a property where she claimed £90,000 of taxpayer’s funds and was made to pay back a measly £5,800, smacks at cronyism and a law for politicians and a law for the people. With the parliamentary committee (no matter whether they were independent members or not) exonerating her, things haven’t really changed now have they Mr. Cameron? I am not a misogynist either Prime Minister making these comments, just someone who unlike politicians, knows what’s right and what is wrong (my working-class parents brought me up that way and clearly others who should know better, do not).

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How a minister can stay in office when she purportedly made £1.5 million on a property where she claimed £90,000 of taxpayer’s funds and was made to pay back a measly £5,800, smacks at cronyism and a law for politicians and a law for the people. With the parliamentary committee (no matter whether they were independent members or not) exonerating her, things haven’t really changed now have they Mr. Cameron? I am not a misogynist either Prime Minister making these comments, just someone who unlike politicians, knows what’s right and what is wrong (my working-class parents brought me up that way and clearly others who should know better, do not). http://worldinnovati onfoundation.blogspo t.co.uk/2013/12/the- establishment-makes- amends-but_720.html Indeed the establishment has never really changed their mind-set and it is no wonder that democracy has died a death in reality in the UK when one considers the people are now just mere pawns in the political game of self-interest and personal fortune at the expense of the British people. Dr. David Hill CEO World Innovation Foundation bettysenior
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