Joan Ruddock's expenses: Full disclosure

The Telegraph has launched a database of MPs' expenses claims, including the Parliamentary authorities' redactions.

Joan Ruddock's claims can be seen here. For readers who aren't yet sick of the whole farrago (so that'll just be Brockley Kate, then), BC notes in particular the significant increase in incidental expenses between 2004/05 and 2005/06, steady growth in staffing costs (no family members employed), and introduction of postage and communications allowances.

The database isn't complete yet - the Telegraph will be adding to it for some time to come - but we thought we'd note it here for the sake of any of Ms Ruddock's particularly interested constituents who might be reading.

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