A Conservative MP has insisted that allegations made against him in relation to claims of benefit fraud are "without foundation".
The Times reported that Wellingborough MP Peter Bone had been questioned by police as part of a year-long inquiry into benefit claims to support the residential care of his mother-in-law, Dorothy Sweeney.
According to the newspaper, questions were asked about concerns that Northampton County Council was not given accurate information about Mrs Sweeney's assets before providing benefits totalling around £100,000. Anyone with assets of more than £23,250 is expected to pay their own care home fees.
In a message on Twitter, Mr Bone said: " The Times allegation: We have done nothing wrong. The claims made are without foundation. A full statement will be issued in due course."