Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Taxis on the Taxpayer
It has been revealed that the Home Office spent more than £1 million on taxis last year and a further £900,000 on private car hire.
In 1997, when Labour came to power promising not to enjoy the trappings of power, the total bill was just £30,000.
The Conservative Party, which obtained these figures in a Parliamentary written answer, has condemned the expenditure as outrageous.
Shadow police reform minister David Ruffley said: “With the country in recession this is utterly disgraceful. I am struggling to understand why Home Office ministers are not clamping down on what they spend on taxis, especially at this difficult economic time.”
Barnet Council Watch agrees with Mr Ruffley entirely. Hands up who wants to tell him about a certain Barnet councillor?