Wednesday, 5 January 2011
LABOUR CONTROLLED NHS BOARDS SPEND FORTUNES ON LUXURY CARS!
Scottish Labour dominated health boards have spent almost £11m on leasing vehicles last year including Jaguars, Mercedes and BMWs, figures have revealed.
The figures obtained indicated that more than 7,000 vehicles were hired. The Scottish government said it was up to NHS boards to manage their own budgets and get best value for money, but that Labour dominated Health Boards were 'flinging money about as if it was confetti'.
The figures obtained through Freedom of Information requests showed that the Labour dominated NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde had the biggest bill, spending £3.4m on 2,460 vehicles for staff in 2010.
This is a disgrace that these Labour controlled health boards still think they are in the good times. Why does any manager need a Jaguar, Mercedes or a BMW? Health visitors obviously need transport, but presumably they're not getting luxury cars.
The Scottish Government must review these budgets immediately and stop this flagrant waste of tax payers money by these Labour dinosaurs!
h/t to Debs @Injury_Claims_ for drawing my attention to this story