Waste Watchers Day 29: “Labour and Plaid Cymru have turned waste and inefficiency into an art form”

May 3, 2011 12:25 PM

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have today set out the steps they would take to cut down in waste in the Welsh Government. Throughout the election, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have run a waste watchers campaign, exposing a different example of the waste and inefficiency of Labour and Plaid Cymru in government on each day of the campaign. Labour-Plaid waste

The Welsh Liberal Democrats are the only party to have published a costed manifesto which sets out clear spending priorities. In addition the Welsh Liberal Democrats will take the following action to root out Government waste so that the money we do spend makes a real difference:

Kirsty Williams, the Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats said:

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

"The Welsh Liberal Democrats have consistently exposed real examples of waste in opposition. The UK Government's NHS McKinsey report cost them £46k but Labour and Plaid in Wales paid £500k for theirs. They've wasted £8 million pounds subsidising the Ieuan Air North South Air Link. They ran up £500, 000 of wasted expenditure on International Business Wales credit cards.

"Today, we set out what we would do to cut down on waste. The first step of any government serious about cutting waste would be to publish all items of expenditure over £25k. They do it in Westminster and in Scotland. Only Labour and Plaid in Wales have refused to take even this small step to cutting waste."


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