Sir Thomas Legg, that is (sounds like a late medieval poet to me) or "Tom" as he signs his letter to me, dated 12th October and received on 17th October. He confirms that his review looked at the Additional Costs Allowance during the years 2004-05 to 2008-09, for the first of which years I was a Member of Parliament. He states:
"In your case, having examined the records in the light of my interpretation of the rules and standards in force at the time, I have not identified any payments made to you under the ACA during the review period which I consider call for any repayment or further supporting evidence to be provided by you. Accordingly, my conclusion is that no action is required from you."
So there it is. Mr Salter misunderstood the review and has been bragging that he has not received a letter. He will have received one by now.