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MCLEISH ADMITS ERROR BUT DENIES ALLEGATIONS

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Scottish first minister Henry McLeish has said he does not expect to be questioned over allegations he submitted fr...
Scottish first minister Henry McLeish has said he does not expect to be questioned over allegations he submitted fraudulent expense claims.

Mr McLeish (Lab) has acknowledged he received expenses he was not entitled to after sub-letting part of his Westminster constituency office in Glenrothes to a firm of solicitors when he was MP for central Fife.

He told the Scottish Parliament: 'I regret the error I made.'

A spokesman for Mr McLeish said he did not expect any further action and the case had been examined by Westminster standards commissioner Elizabeth Filkin.
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