WASTE WATCHERS - Day 22:£500k waste on McKinsey Report

April 25, 2011 12:07 PM

The Welsh Liberal Democrats will expose an example of the waste and inefficiency of Labour and Plaid Cymru in government on each day of the Welsh general election campaign

In Autumn last year, under pressure from Kirsty Williams, the First Minister was forced to reveal the £500,000 shocking cost of commissioning McKinsey to produce a report on the future of the NHS. The report was never published and was described by the Government as 'a little discussion paper' and 'a compilation of slides'. The UK government spent just £46,000 commissioning a similar report from McKinsey.

Veronica German, Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for South Wales East said:

"This is yet another example of appalling waste, incompetence and mismanagement by the Labour-Plaid government.

"The Health Minister approved the spending of £500,000 on a report that she previously described as 'a little discussion paper'.

"When every family, charity and business is making every pound stretch that little bit further, Wales needs a government that does the same. Labour and Plaid Cymru have turned waste, incompetence and inefficiency into an art form."

"The Welsh Liberal Democrats are continuing to expose, on each day of the election campaign, examples of the waste and inefficiency of the Labour-Plaid government during their four years in power."

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Notes to editors:

An example of Labour-Plaid waste will be revealed on each day of the election campaign at noon. Look out for tomorrow's!

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