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Complainant Name:
The Rt Hon Lord Prescott

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun


The Rt Hon Lord Prescott complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article in regard to his expenses in the House of Lords was inaccurate and misleading.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction in the newspaper and online, in addition to the removal of the original online article:

AN article on March 4 stated Lord Prescott claimed £10,016 in House of Lords expenses between July and September. In fact, he claimed £9,312, which includes £4,940 for office costs paid for the full period, rather than the 13 days he attended the House. As a result, Lord Prescott did not claim nearly £800 a day. We regret the error and are happy to set the record straight.

Date Published: 28/04/2011

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