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Ozouf claims highest expenses on record as ministerial claims soar to new heights

Ozouf claims highest expenses on record as ministerial claims soar to new heights

Thursday 01 October 2015

Ozouf claims highest expenses on record as ministerial claims soar to new heights


Ministers racked up £78,468 in travel and entertainment expenses last year – with Senator Philip Ozouf again leading the pack with expenses of more than £524 per week.

The Senator – who spent most of last year as Treasury Minister, before being appointed Assistant Chief Minister for the finance and digital sectors after scraping back into the States in the October election – had almost double the expenses of the Chief Minister.

It means he now holds the record of the largest travel and entertainment expenses claim in a single year, beating out the previous record of former Senator Freddie Cohen in 2011.

The figures are revealed every year, after a question was asked in the States almost ten years ago, and then-Chief Minister Frank Walker agreed that the expenses should be published every year.

The top spenders were:

- Assistant Chief Minister Philip Ozouf - £27,273.

- Chief Minister Ian Gorst - £15,414.

- External Relations Minister Philip Bailhache - £13,277.

- Treasury Minister Alan Maclean - £10,236.

- Former Environment Minister Rob Duhamel - £2,998.

Just two ministers – Housing Minister Andrew Green, who took on the Health job in November, and former Social Security Minister Francis Le Gresley – claimed no expenses during 2014.

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