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Speaker John Bercow 'out of order' over £172 bill for short trip

By Staff Reporter

Published 25/07/2015

John Bercow
John Bercow

John Bercow has been rebuked by a Treasury minister after racking up a £172 bill being chauffeur-driven to a conference just 0.7 miles (1.1km) from Parliament.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Greg Hands suggested the Speaker should be "setting a much better example than this" after a Freedom of Information request revealed his spending.

Mr Bercow has been widely criticised for splashing out large sums on foreign trips - including visits to Australia and the US.

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