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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 (£)

Item

£6,734

Sofa suite

£3,880

Planters to provide child safety on terrace

£3,600

Locks to "tilt and turn" windows

£1,087

Redecoration of former study as playroom

£760

Window seat cushions for drawing room

£692

Replacement of bathroom carpet with washable floor

£620

Television aerial and Sky box in new playroom

£497

New worktop and hanging space in utility room

£479

Ikea double bed for nanny's apartment

£474

Trellis for planters on terrace


 
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