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Boris Johnson: Maria Miller 'hounded' over expenses

Culture Secretary Maria Miller is being "hounded" after overclaiming on her expenses, London Mayor Boris Johnson has said.

Speaking to the Today programme, Mr Johnson added that his "natural sympathy" went out to her.

Reports on Mrs Miller have featured on the front pages of the Telegraph and the Times every day since Friday.

The independent parliamentary commissioner for standards found Mrs Miller had overclaimed by £45,000. However, the Commons standards committee said the amount was £5,800.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 8 April.

  • 08 Apr 2014