Now let us turn to a wholly separate story to see how somebody else was dealt with who handed over their property to a trust and then claimed expenses. This report from the Daily Telegraph.
"The local authority’s investigation discovered that the property was held in
trust by Charles and Pauline Smith, who are the claimant’s parents. "
I watched Question Time last week and there was a discussion on Jacqui Smith's claim for a second home allowance. I suspect that rather like the Winterton's the claim it is within the rules. In the programme Sarah Teather revealed that as the MP for Brent -which is classed as on outer London Borough -under the rules she is entitled to a second home allowance! This clearly barking and to her credit Sarah has not claimed the allowance. Sadly the Winterton's have not exercised the same moral judgement.