The BBC is under fire again from British lawmakers after releasing details of payments to executives for their claimed expenses. The London Daily Mail noted that it paid former COO Caroline Thomson =A34,190.89 (about $6.500) after she lost her job during a restructuring initiative put into effect during the brief term that George Entwistle served as director-general. Thomson, who herself had reportedly been considered for the director-general post, claimed the expenses for a junket to Arizona. She had also collected =A31,178.97 (about $1,800) for taxi fare in her last three months on the job, the newspaper noted. Indeed, it implied, top executives spent extravagantly on taxis, noting that BBC North Director Peter Salmon claimed =A3150.25 (about $230) for a single trip and that BBC1 Comptroller Dan Cohen claimed =A3164 (about $250) for taxis over two days in August. Referring to Thomson's claim, Conservative Party MP Jake Berry told the Mail, At a time when the BBC is pledging to cut costs it beggars belief that they are paying for former executives to go on taxpayer funding junkets.