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Complainant Name:
Barry Sheerman MP

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Daily Telegraph

Complaint:

Barry Sheerman, MP for Huddersfield, complained that an article inaccurately stated that he and his wife had enjoyed a weeks holiday in Thailand after spending £3,000 of taxpayers cash to attend a two-day conference organised by the British Council. In fact, the £3,000 in question had covered only Mr Sheermans flights to and from Thailand as well as his accommodation at the conference.

Resolution:

The matter was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction and apology under the heading, Barry Sheerman MP:

Further to our article MPs spend £1.2m on foreign trips (Feb 14), we would like to make clear that the taxpayer did not pay for Mrs Sheermans flights or for the couples hotel accommodation when they took a holiday in Thailand following Mr Sheermans attendance at a conference in Bangkok. We apologise for any misunderstanding.

Report: 77



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