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Maria Miller 'Will Have To Repay Thousands'
The Culture Secretary will reportedly be asked to pay back thousands of pounds for allegedly abusing parliamentary expenses by over-claiming on her mortgage.
As well as repaying up to £5,000, Maria Miller will be asked to apologise to Parliament for not co-operating in a "timely manner", the Daily Telegraph claimed.
The newspaper also reported the Cabinet minister made a profit of £1.2m on the house where her parents lived in Wimbledon, southwest London, which she claimed for as her second home.
She and her husband are said to have bought the property in 1995 for†£234,000 and sold it on Valentine's Day this year for £1.47m.
A source close to Mrs Miller said she had "co-operated fully" with the inquiry into the†£90,000 she claimed in second home allowances amidst "constant unfounded speculation".
"It's not surprising London houses go up in value well over a decade after they are first bought," the source said.
"It's also not unusual for people to move house."
The Daily Telegraph said Mrs Miller is expected to come under intense pressure to resign when the results of the official inquiry are made public.
However, Sky's chief political correspondent Jon Craig said the Conservative MP had "come out fighting" in response to the allegations.
"She's disputing some of the claims that have been made against her and remains defiant," he added.
The cross-party Standards Committee is yet to publish its report into Mrs Miller's expenses claims.
According to a statement on its website, no further announcement is expected until at least April 2.