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MPs' expenses: Mark Lazarowicz

Parliament has published the details of MPs' expenses. The documents, which have chunks blacked out to hide addresses and other sensitive information, cover financial years from 2004 to 2008 and have been released in response to requests under the Freedom of Information Act.

Details of individual MPs expenses were initially published by the Daily Telegraph. Where it made claims about individual MPs they have been reflected in these pages - as have MPs' responses to those claims.

Labour MP for Edinburgh North & Leith

Lazarowicz, Mark
Total expenses
of which second
home allowance


Claim: Edinburgh North and Leith MP Mark Lazarowicz claimed more than 5,000 in costs for legal and professional fees incurred in extending the lease of his London flat.

Response: Mr Lazarowicz has decided to repay about 2,675 of those costs. While the claims had been approved by the Fees Office, he said he had only realised the scale of the legal costs associated with the extension - which led to a lengthy dispute - in recent days. He said the amount was "much higher" than many of the public would be prepared to accept and that it was right that he repaid a "substantial" share of it.


The links below will take you to the original documents on Parliament's website. As the links have been automatically generated it is possible a small percentage of them may not work.

Hundreds of pages of receipts have been published for each MP. If you see anything interesting, or if any of the links above are broken please tell us here. This is what you've spotted so far.


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