BUCKINGHAMSHIRE MPs today apologised for the “disastrous” expenses debacle – and one pledged to hand his over to Bucks Free Press.

Conservatives Paul Goodman, Dominic Grieve and David Lidington spoke after party colleague Cheryl Gillan was included in the latest revelations about expenses claims.

Mrs Gillan, MP for Chesham and Amersham, today apologised after claiming dog food on expenses. Claims should only be for items connected to Parliamentary duties.

Mr Goodman, MP for Wycombe, said: “I've consistently said that the whole expenses system is fundamentally flawed. “All 650 MPs, regardless of party, share responsibility for this mess – including me. And it's something for which we should all apologise.”

The Commons should publish uncensored claims now, he said, after details from 2004 were obtained by The Daily Telegraph. Censored claims will be released by the Commons in July.

Mr Goodman declined to comment on Mrs Gillan’s claim. He said: “However, all MPs will inevitably be embarrassed to some degree when it's published - because, as I say, the system is fundamentally flawed.”

All MPs had been given uncensored lists, he said. “I intend to write a summary of the main points in due course and present it to the BFP when the censored list is published.” Beaconsfield MP Dominic Grieve said: “The expenses issue is, frankly, a disaster for Parliament.

“It is a serious matter. Confidence in Members of Parliament has been eroded.

“The sooner we get it resolved in a way that makes the public confident again and is completely transparent, the better.”

Mr Grieve, the shadow Attorney General, declined to comment on Mrs Gillan’s expenses but said he was “prepared to defend my claims” when details become available.

He said: “They have been reasonable and have been required for me to carry out my work.”

Yet the QC said he was “fortunate to have worked in a good profession” before his election in 1997 – and warned the system must help those cannot afford to run two homes.

He said: “Otherwise it would revert to a system where you have to be very wealthy to be a Member of Parliament and I don’t think that is a system the public would like to see.”

Aylesbury MP David Lidington, whose constituency covers Princes Risborough, said: “I think we collectively should have sorted this mess out a long time ago and we all, including myself, need to apologise and express contrition for the fact that we are in this state now.”

The system needed “radical” changes he said, and the Government’s plan for an independent audit body was a “good first step”.

Much of the controversy has centred over the Additional Costs Allowance, a sum of up to £24,222 paid on top of salaries for MPs to run a second home.

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith claimed this on her family home in Redditch, Worcestershire as she said her main residence was in London.

There was media controversy after London neighbours said they rarely saw her at the property.

Mr Goodman said he spends most of his time in London, where his family is based, and therefore uses the allowance for a property in High Wycombe.

Latest figures, for 2007/08, where MPs could claim up to £23,083, show Mr Goodman claimed £13,831 for this.

Mr Grieve too said his main family home is in London and he claimed the allowance for a cottage near Marlow. He claimed £18,668 in 2007/08.

Mr Lidington said he claims for a flat in Westminster. This totalled £19,470 in 2007/08.

Chesham and Amersham MP Cheryl Gillan claimed £23,057, the figures show, for her London home. The Daily Telegraph reported she has a flat for overnight stays in Battersea, London.

The News of the World last year claimed that Mrs Gillan had a private wealth of £1.4m.