The former Conservative Health Secretary owns a £1 million Georgian apartment in Pimlico, central London but has claimed back the cost of dozens of overnight stays in London hotels.
Parliamentary records show that Mr Lansley has not rented out his London house. According to his spokesman a family member is currently staying there, but the flat is thought to have more than one bedroom.
Despite buying the property in 2000 for £270,000 the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has revealed Mr Lansley claimed £4,978 on hotel stays between April 2012 and March this year and £972 so far in this financial year.
MPs are able to claim £150 per night for hotels in London and £120 elsewhere in the country according to IPSA rules. Breakfast is covered if the costs of the hotel room are within these capped limits.
In 2009 the Daily Telegraph revealed that the then shadow health secretary claimed £4,000 from the tax-payer for the renovation of a Tudor country cottage that he sold shortly afterwards. He then ‘flipped’ his expenses claims to the Georgian flat in London where he claimed thousands of pounds for furnishings including a £750 Laura Ashley sofa.
A spokesman from Mr Lansley's said: “On the point about the London flat, I can confirm that this does not appear on the Register because it is occupied by Mr Lansley's family and thus he does not derive any net income from this.