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Speaker and Hoey spar on expenses


House of Commons speaker Michael Martin has responded angrily to suggestions made by MP Kate Hoey that a police investigation into leaked MP's expenses was 'an awful waste' of police resources and suggested MPs had something to hide.

He responded that he had already heard 'her pearls of wisdom' on Sky News.

Mr Martin has criticised MP's over expenses which were 'leaked' to the press. He spoke of 'great public concern' after revelations in the Daily Telegraph which published details of leaked expenses claims.


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