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MP admits mortgage expense error

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Former Labour Minister Elliot Morley has apologised after claiming £16,000 in expenses for a mortgage that had been paid off, saying it was a mistake.

He has since paid the money back.

Meanwhile, Conservative deputy chairman John Maples says Commons officials had cleared an arrangement where he claimed allowances for his family home while living in a London club.

Ross Hawkins reports.

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