Alf observes that a party bench-mate, Paul Foster-Bell, has been a quick learner of how to slurp from the Parliamentary expenses trough.
At first he seemed unaware of how far a fellow can go when travelling at the expense of the taxpayer.
But he has quickly learned how to making the most of it.
This is all to clear from a record of his expenses published today at Stuff, which gives him no credit for keeping his expenses so low in the second quarter of 2013.
Data published by the newspaper show his claims record has been: