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MPs' expenses claims included '£200,000 to heat second homes'

MPs have been criticised for claiming £200,000 of taxpayers' money to cover the cost of their energy bills.

Some 340 MPs, including ministers, have used the parliamentary expenses system to recoup the cost of heating their second homes, according to the Sunday Mirror.

Bills costing more than £1,000 were submitted by 41 MPs while 78 made claims for £500 in the 12 months to March this year, its analysis found.

And this news comes after UK pensioners in France learnt that they are set to see their Winter Fuel Allowance come to an end in 2015, due to the country enjoying warmer average temperatures than the UK.

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