Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Burning our money: Home Office Whelk Stall Fiasco

As Wat Tyler says, you couldn't make this stuff up. The public servant responsible for misplacing the best part of a billion pounds of taxpayers' money at the Home Office is sent to the Bank of England to be in charge of "financial stability".

If a great Department of State's accounts are "qualified", it seems to me that the least the Minister in question could do is resign. Not in this Government, it seems.

Burning our money: Home Office Whelk Stall Fiasco

2 comments:

Watching Them, Watching Us said...

Surely the "qualification" of the Home Office accounts is about as strong as an auditor ever puts in writing ?

Sir John Bourn, the Comptroller and Auditor General wrote

"To inform Parliament that the Home Office has not met the statutory reporting timetable in respect of its 2004-05 resource accounts;"

and

"I cannot form an opinion on the truth and fairness of the Home Office financial statements for 2004-05"

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