A story in The Sun today – MPs vote to have an iPad … in £400k bid to save paper costs – says MPs will be issued with iPads to save paper – at a cost of £400,000 to the taxpayer. Top range iPads are £659 but the Commons would expect a discount for buying in bulk.

Apparently a dozen MPs have already bought iPad’s on expenses and claim the data charges of around £15 a month.  We are already entitled to three desktops and two laptops per MP.

I’d just like to put it on record that I already have an iPad that I paid for myself. It wasn’t issued by the Commons and I didn’t claim it on expenses. I won’t be accepting a free one if it is offered.


  1. Catherine in Athens

    Good for you! What’s the betting that all the other MPs will be asking for a biennial upgrade courtesy of the taxpayer?

  2. Gary - Manchester

    3 desktops and 2 laptops?? Are they for your support staff??