Saturday, May 9, 2009
It makes me puke
While Mr Hoon was Defence Secretary and Leader of the House, he lived in a grace-and-favour apartment in Whitehall and used his constituency home in Derbyshire as his second home. Mr Hoon was able to claim the second home allowance and expenses to pay for thousands of pounds worth of renovations and refurbishments. During 2004 and 2006 Mr Hoon recarpeted his home, which he had owned since 1986. Before living in Admiralty Arch in Whitehall, Mr Hoon had another flat in London, which he subsequently rented and then sold. That property was bought for £150,000 in 1991 and disposed of for £475,000.