Statement from Nigel Griffiths MP for
"The House of Commons Fees Office funds only
a portion of Nigel Griffiths' constituency office costs. Mr Griffiths
has spoken to the Fees Office this morning and they have confirmed
that in the last financial year he paid the Fees Office over £10,000
from his salary towards the running costs of his constituency
officeequivalent to over half of the office's actual non-staff
cost for the year. Mr Griffiths will be making a contribution
again this year, as he has done in previous years.
"Mr Griffiths' contribution towards the running
costs of his constituency office is more than sufficient to cover
the cost of its use for short periods of political activity. Mr
Griffiths has apologised for not notifying the Fees Office in
advance of its use on that basis."
This statement was faxed to Mr Cameron and agreed
with him on Wednesday 31 October.