Foreign Secretary David Miliband has defended his use of Parliamentary expenses to hire a photographer for pictures used on his constituency website and for Parliamentary reports.

Foreign Secretary David Miliband has defended his use of Parliamentary expenses to hire a photographer for pictures used on his constituency website and for Parliamentary reports.

Miliband claimed for two photo shoots totalling more than £200.

The invoices, subsequently seen by AP on the Parliament website, show that Miliband made one claim for ‘£150’ and another for ‘£125’.

His spokesman told the Telegraph: ”The photographs of David Miliband in his constituency were taken and used for his constituency website and Parliamentary reports.

‘This was an entirely legitimate use of office and communications expenses, abiding by the House of Commons rules, and was cleared by the fees office.’