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Mr Malik insists he did not breach the ministerial code and he was “pleased” to have the chance to clear his name.Prime Minister Gordon Brown has asked Sir Philip, his official adviser on ministerial interests, to investigate the claims as quickly as possible and his report could come within days.Mr Brown’s spokesman stressed the expectation would be that Mr Malik would return to office if he was cleared and said no replacement was being appointed in the meantime.The Daily Telegraph alleges he claimed the maximum amount allowable over three years on his second home in London but obtained a discounted rent of a week on his main family home in his Dewsbury constituency, which he paid out of his own pocket.Mr Malik has described the claim about his rent as a “fabrication”.But Mr Brown’s spokesman said it had to be investigated because, if true, it would represent a “potential financial benefit” that had not been part of Mr Malik’s ministerial declaration and “this could represent a breach of the ministerial code”.It comes amid a rising tide of public anger at MPs from all parties, with former police chief Ray Mallon, now independent mayor of Middlesbrough, making a formal complaint to the Metropolitan Police and the Daily Mail launching a campaign to mount private prosecutions for fraud.The scandal claimed its first victims on Thursday, with Labour former minister Elliot Morley being suspended pending an investigation into his expenses and Tory Parliamentary aide Andrew McKay quitting his post.Writing on his Twitter page, Mr Morley said: “Dreadful day. Can’t wait to put my side of the story.Conservative MP David Davies said he believed many MPs are considering quitting even if they have done nothing wrong as they feared they would be seen as “a thief on the make”.”This whole thing has completely undermined the reputation generally of every single MP,” the Monmouth MP told BBC Radio Wales.”A lot of people are saying ‘What’s it all about, should we get out, have I had enough?'”And I think a lot of them will find the public will be helpful in pushing them in that direction anyway.”Less than an hour before he announced he was stepping down, Mr Malik went on the offensive to claim endless media stories about expenses were in danger of “decimating” democracy.’Angry and horrified’Speaking from his Dewsbury constituency, he insisted he was “as straight as they come”, and said he had asked the fees office for guidance before submitting claims and had stuck to the rules.He said: “I have absolutely nothing to apologise for. I have done nothing wrong.”I have not been at the periphery of the rules.