Naughty or Nice - Santa Knows!
Then there were six: files on two more politicians' expenses handed to CPS
None of the parliamentarians concerned has been named by the police or the CPS.
But recent media reports have concentrated on six individuals, including Mr Devine, the former Unison official who succeeded the late Robin Cook as Livingston MP. The controversy over his expenses surrounds invoices he submitted for £2,157 of electrical work from a company with an allegedly fake address and invalid VAT number.
Among the other five are Labour MPs Elliot Morley and David Chaytor, who each claimed thousands of pounds in second home allowances for so-called "phantom" mortgages that had already been paid off.
Labour peer Baroness Uddin is facing allegations that she claimed £100,000 in allowances by registering as her main home a property in Maidstone, Kent, that was reportedly barely occupied.
Another Labour peer, Lord Clarke of Hampstead, a former party chairman, has admitted his "terrible error" in claiming up to £18,000 a year for overnight subsistence when he often stayed with friends in London or returned home to St Albans in Hertfordshire.
Lord Hanningfield, a Conservative peer, is believed to be under investigation over whether he was returning to his home from Westminster while claiming overnight allowances totalling £100,000 over a seven-year period.
All six of those named deny any wrong-doing.
And I hope next year your Santa is called Bubba who shares your cell and has a very big surprise for you in his sack....