MARK Oaten has been told that he might have to repay some of his expenses to the grand sum of...£11.

It comes after Sir Thomas Legg wrote to all MPs on Monday (October 12) after inspecting their books.

While some were told to repay hundreds or even thousands of pounds, Winchester’s man in Westminster faces a more modest bill.

And it is possible that it could turn out to be zero, as Mr Oaten’s letter did not order him to repay anything.

Instead, the auditors have asked him to explain a suspected rent over-claim of £11 while staying in the capital.

They also want more details about mortgage payments on his London flat in 2006 and 2007. During those two years, auditors believe that he could have claimed up to £161 too much.

However, Mr Oaten said the confusion was down to several interest rate changes, and his figures could well be proved right.

He said: “It may well be that what I have to do is to repay £11.”

It comes after Gordon Brown was told to return £12,415 used for cleaning, decorating and gardening.

Mr Oaten added that he hoped the letters from Sir Thomas Legg would bring closure to the expenses scandal.

“I hope it’s the beginning of the end and will also be part of restoring public confidence now that an independent professional auditor has gone through all the claims,” he said.

He added that the aim of the exercise should be to catch those who “abused” the system.

While all MPs had their expenses laid bare earlier this year, Mr Oaten was one of the first to have his claims revealed.

Some details emerged in May 2008, including that he spent around £10,000 each year on mortgage payments.

More in-depth accounts were revealed along with all other MPs four months ago.

It emerged that Mr Oaten claimed around £1,000 for kitchen and bathroom repairs after three floods at his London flat. He also bought two irons and two televisions in the space of three years.

Speaking during the summer, Mr Oaten said the scandal at Westminster made him reluctant to admit to being an MP.

His expenses usually come to around £140,000 each year. Most of it pays for staff and supply bills at his City Road constituency office.