The Conservative MP claimed more than £57,000 to rent a flat from his company, despite Parliamentary rules forbidding such an arrangement.
Mr Binley was allowed to continue with the controversial arrangement for more than three years while he launched an unsuccessful appeal against the rules. It is not clear why this was permitted and he has since refused to repay money.
The founder of BCC Marketing also claimed £3,700 for cleaning costs in 2007-08.
Mr Binley’s case will provide a test of Sir Thomas’s stringency as his claims were permitted by the House of Commons fees office despite clearly being against the rules.
The honourable thing to do Mr Bingley, would be to render yourself down for soap.