Sunday, 21 August 2011

Philip Hammond spends £5,000 on fabric for office furniture, then pleads poverty

It has been revealed that Transport Secretary Philip Hammond spend £4,878 on recovering four sofas and a chair in his ministerial office since the coalition government have come to power.

The news has come at a similar time to Hammond being forced to defend rises in rail ticket prices on the grounds of a lack of resources and government funding, adding that "Due to the scale of the deficit, investments (in railways) would simply have not been possible without the difficult decision we have made to increase rail fares,"

Total coalition government spending on refurbishments since entering power stands at close to £50,000.

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