NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay raises questions over media watchdog Ofcom’s spending

NE CAMBS MP Steve Barclay has claimed that media watchdog Ofcom spent �200,000 on newspapers and magazines last year.

In a House of Commons Debate on public finances (reproduced on Theyworkforyou.com), the Conservative MP said the outlay came despite the broadcast watchdog only having 800 employees.

He said: “Ofcom even managed to spend �200,000 on newspapers and magazines, but it has only 800 employees, which works out as more than one free newspaper a day for every member of staff.

“Seven Ofcom staff managed to claim in expenses more than the average wage, with one racking up �5,500 on taxis. I do not know whether they took taxis to the protest on Saturday, but that is the waste that we hear about.”


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