Cameron claims 8p off taxpayer

Adrian Holliday
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Would you bother claiming 11p from the taxpayer for a plastic ruler if you earned more than £100,000 a year? Or 8p for paperclips? Ken Clarke and Prime Minister David Cameron did. Business Secretary Vince Cable additionally claimed 43p for a pair of scissors.

The tiny - but revealing - details have emerged from the latest batch of MPs' expense claims that span pints of milk to paper clips. Almost 800 claims were for under £1. Petty but necessary? %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%