Responding to the revelation that taxpayers have subsidised politicians' meals across Welsh Government properties to the tune of £1,373,702 over the past four years, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
"This subsidy is a slap in the face for taxpayers. Many hard-pressed Welsh residents have cut their food bills as belts have been tightened, but that doesn't seem to have been the case for those at the top. After depressing news in recent months about the state of the Welsh education and health systems, you have to wonder if this is the best way to spend taxpayers' money."
Notes to editors
2. The cost of the meals subsidy emerged in the response to a Written Assembly Question tabled by Paul Davies AM on 1st July 2014.