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Saturday, May 23, 2009
  Nivea Handcream and various toiletries
This entry shows some of the futility of part of the debate about expenses claims. Back in 2005 a member of my staff who was an intern put in a claim for handcream. The claim was rejected.

I was phoned by a newspaper about this whilst driving to Devon. My wife spoke to them and we couldn't remember anything about the claim.

I have since arrived in Devon and checked the files. That is how I know the claim was rejected.

I have some difficulty in understanding why such things are stories that don't warrant the time that is needed to get the facts clear.

I have managed to extract (and redact) the letter now:
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There are some serious issues about the way in which the ACA has been abused. However, by mixing up trivia with the more serious issues it sidetracks the debate.
 
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