Now, how's this for timing? With the Jacqui Smith row rumbling on, Parliament has released expenses details for every MP from April 2007 to March 2008 - you can access them here
. There are no receipts yet, so we can't see the devils that surely reside in the detail. But, in the meantime, we know that Gordon Brown claimed £124,454 in total, while David Cameron claimed £148,829. ConservativeHome have pulled out some more figures here
In other pay-related news, it's been announced that MPs will receive a 2.33 percent pay rise as of April, with Sky revealing that Brown is "ordering" his ministers to take a pay freeze. Although Brown's demand is heading in the right direction, there's a strong case that it doesn't go far enough. Given the fiscal landscape - and the looming scandal of those expense receipts - the political class will have to do a lot, lot more to restore the public's faith in them.
If CoffeeHousers come across any other noteworthy expenses figures, please do give them a mention in the comments section.