Jacqui Smith’s household expenses claims revealed

March 30th, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI  

London, March 30 (ANI): British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith claimed taxpayer-funded allowances not only for the cost of two porn films her husband enjoyed at her family home, but also for several other household spending, including the proverbial kitchen sink.

She has even been accused of having submitted a claim for an 88p bath plug, as well as a range of high-tech electrical equipment.

According to reports, she has claimed about 150,304 pounds in spending on the family residence in her constituency of Redditch, which she nominates as her “second home”.

The expenses were paid on top of her salary, which last year stood at 141,866 pounds, reports the Telegraph.

As per the documents obtained by the newspaper, Jacquie’s payments include:

Two pay-per-view adult movies - 5 pounds each

Two pay-per-view screenings of the Hollywood blockbuster Ocean’s 13 - 3.75 pounds each

Pay-per-view screening of the animated cartoon Surf’s Up - 3.50 pounds

Habitat stone model sink - 550 pounds

Bath plug - 88p

Dining room table - 460 pounds

Sofabed - 704 pounds

Antique fireplace - 1,000 pounds. Also claimed for coal to burn in it.

Hotpoint cooker - 399 pounds

Connection fee for installing cooker - 15 pounds

Hotpoint tumble dryer - 189 pounds

Ariston washing machine - 249 pounds

Zanussi washing machine - nearly 300 pounds

Entertainment centre including DVD players, two Samsung widescreen televisions and two digital set-top boxes - more than 1,100 pounds. (ANI)

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