LONDON - A British member Parliament of Pak origin and a junior Minister for Justice, Shahid Malik was sacked on Friday for his alleged involvement in the 'expenses scandal. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown ordered Malik to stand down from his post as junior Justice Minister pending an investigation into claims that he broke the Ministerial code with his expenses claims. Downing Street spokesman said that Prime Minister had asked Sir Philip Mawer, the independent adviser on Ministerial interests, to conduct an inquiry as quickly as possible. His report could come within days. 'There have been accusations made in the past 24 hours against Shahid Malik, in particular that he received preferential rent on his main residence, the No 10 spokesman said. 'Because that allegation would represent a potential financial benefit and that potential and alleged financial benefit was not declared as part of his Ministerial declaration, this could represent a breach of the Ministerial code. In line with the procedures of the Ministerial code, the matter has been referred to the independent adviser on Ministers interests, he said. He said that, pending the outcome of Mawers investigation, Malik would be stepping down as a Minister but would not be replaced. The spokesman stressed the expectation would be that Malik would return to office if he was cleared,he said. The move comes after The Telegraph revealed that Malik designated his London flat as his second home, which allowed him to claim more than 60,000 on the property over three years. He designated a three-bedroom house in his Dewsbury constituency, which he rents for 100 a week, as his main home, according to the paper. Shahid Malik said he had gone 'one million per cent by the book in claiming for his second home. The Telegraph also reported that he claimed 2,100 for a 40in flatscreen television, although the Commons authorities only agreed to pay him for half the sum. Malik insisted he was 'as straight as they come and that nearly every other MP in the country had spent the same amount as him. But he pledged to donate the 1,050 he claimed for the TV to worthy local causes in his constituency. He told Sky News:I will not be giving it to the authorities in Parliament because it is legitimately mine. But as a gesture I am giving that to good causes in my constituency, and I think it will be appreciated by those who receive it. Malik also criticised the Sky interviewer for allegedly following a political agenda. 'You are running with the Conservatives agenda, and obviously the way that they have played this has been more detrimental to Labour than to anybody else, he said.