A Government Minister has admitted wrongly using the free House of Commons postal service.
Schools Minister Jacqui Smith (Lab Redditch) has agreed to reimburse the taxpayer for the postage costs of 317 letters sent to constituents.
She said they had been sent out mistakenly, due to a computer error.
The admission followed complaints from Conservatives, who accused her of using public money for political purposes.
The letters concerned the possible loss of services at the Alexander Hospital, in her Worcestershire constituency.
Ms Smith has campaigned against the cuts, as have local Conservatives including MP Julie Kirkbride (Con Bromsgrove) and Karen Lumley, who contested Redditch for the Tories in this year's General Election.
Ms Smith said: "A fortnight ago, I repaid £120.46 to the Sergeant at Arms Office in respect of 317 letters that I sent out mistakenly following an error in our database."