Sir Alistair Graham said the matter of MLA expenses needed to be investigated
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BBC Spotlight: Police to examine MLAs' expenses allegations

Police are examining allegations about Northern Ireland Assembly members' expenses after revelations in a two-part BBC Spotlight programme.

The BBC investigation revealed Sinn Féin MLAs have claimed nearly £700,000 in expenses for research from a company run by the party's finance managers.

It also discovered that DUP MLA Willie Hay's office claimed more than £4,000 for heating oil expenses in one year.

Both Sinn Féin and the DUP criticised the BBC over the broadcasts.

BBC News NI Political Correspondent Gareth Gordon reports.

  • 26 Nov 2014
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