TaxPayers' Alliance slams Welsh Government's waste of taxpayers' money on Victoria's Secret and iTunes

July 22, 2016 2:14 PM

Reacting to the news that the Welsh Government wasted taxpayers' on ludicrous items such as luxury yachtwear and shopping at Victoria's Secret and iTunes, Lee Canning, Wales Coordinator for the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"Taxpayers' money is meant to pay for essential services. Hard-pressed families across Wales will be shocked to the core that part of a huge £7.5m procurement card bill which they will be picking up has gone towards luxury items and expensive hotel stays which many cannot afford themselves.

"When times are hard and every department is having to find necessary savings, this level of profligacy is utterly irresponsible and disrespectful. People expect their taxes to pay for hospitals and roads, not to be wasted on lingerie and luxuries."

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