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The Governments Credit Cruch
« on: April 28, 2009, 09:29:46 pm »
This is extracted from the BBC News website - Don't you just love our chosen leaders?????

Whitehall wine cellar worth 800k 
All but around 500 of the bottles contained wine, Ms Merron said
The government's wine cellar includes stocks of alcohol worth nearly 800,000, a minister has disclosed.

In a parliamentary answer, Foreign Office minister Gillian Merron said it holds 39,500 bottles of wine, spirits and liqueurs valued at around 792,000.

Ms Merron added in her reply to Liberal Democrat Don Foster that "small quantities" of beer were also bought in for official events.

The Taxpayers' Alliance said the sums involved were "staggering".

Ms Merron said that fewer than 500 of the bottles were spirits or liqueurs.

But the stocks did not include beer, which was acquired on an "ad hoc basis", she added.

Mark Wallace of the Taxpayers' Alliance said ministers should not spend any money on restocking the cellar in 2009.

He added: "It's staggering that the Government has run up such a huge wine cellar at the taxpayers' expense.

"Given the tough economic conditions, they should commit to spend nothing on it this year and start using up some of the stock instead."



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Re: The Governments Credit Cruch
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 09:36:20 pm »
they should commit to spend nothing on it this year and start using up some of the stock instead."
That's what I'm going to do to ::)
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