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List: Top Ten Most Costly Items for UK Parliament Speaker John Bercow's £20,000 Apartment Refit

Date: August 2009

Source: Daily Telegraph

Base: All items on the taxpayer-funded bill to refit the grace-and-favour apartment for the new House of Commons Speaker John Bercow.

Notes: This list was drawn up in August 2009. By November 2009 the bill had stretched to over £45,000. Remember, you as a tax payer paid for all this. John Bercow is a greedy trougher.

Cost (£)



Sofa suite


Planters to provide child safety on terrace


Locks to "tilt and turn" windows


Redecoration of former study as playroom


Window seat cushions for drawing room


Replacement of bathroom carpet with washable floor


Television aerial and Sky box in new playroom


New worktop and hanging space in utility room


Ikea double bed for nanny's apartment


Trellis for planters on terrace

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