Clarification – Deputy Alan Shatter
On 18 August 2015 we published a story about an expenses claim made by Deputy Shatter while he was Minister for Defence.
The article stated that he made taxpayers pay for his passport photos in 2013. We accept that Deputy Shatter was in fact asked by departmental officials in the Department of Defence to supply passport sized photos in order to obtain a Lebanese visa in advance of his official visit in November 2013 and to furnish receipts in respect of same, as is the usual practice. We are happy to correct the record and apologise for any confusion caused.