Prime Minister Liz Truss spent £1,800 of PUBLIC funds in Norwich membership store, alleges Emily Thornberry
Prime Minister – and Norwich fan – Liz Truss spent greater than £1,800 of PUBLIC funds within the Canaries’ membership store when working the International Workplace, alleges Labour MP Emily Thornberry
- PM Liz Truss ‘spent greater than £1,800 of public funds in Norwich FC’s membership store’
- Labour MP Emily Thornberry made allegations in a letter printed on Twitter
- New Conservative Prime Minister Truss is a fan of Championship aspect Norwich
- Thornberry additionally questioned ‘£4,333.30 spent on two journeys to the hairdresser’
Prime Minister Liz Truss splashed out greater than £1,800 on the Norwich Metropolis membership store whereas answerable for the International Workplace, it has been alleged.
Truss, the brand new Conservative Prime Minister appointed in July and MP for South West Norfolk, is overtly identified to be a Norwich fan.
The allegations are available in an open letter from Labour MP and Shadow Lawyer Basic Emily Thornberry, who printed the doc on Twitter and questioned why the usage of International Workplace expense playing cards had been up 45 per cent from final 12 months.
Conservative Prime Minister Liz Truss (pictured), appointed in July, splashed out greater than £1,800 on the Norwich Metropolis membership store whereas answerable for the International Workplace, it has been alleged
The South West Norfolk MP is overtly identified to be a fan of Championship aspect Norwich Metropolis FC
Thornberry’s tweet learn: ‘How did the International Workplace handle to spend £4,333.30 on two journeys to the hairdresser? Why has their spending by way of authorities procurement playing cards shot up 45 per cent since final September? And why will not they reply these and dozens extra associated questions? Learn all about it in my letter.’
The letter is quoted as saying: ‘There are quite a few objects and classes of spending that – on the floor – usually are not simple to know, and appear uncommon within the context of FCDO (International, Commonwealth and Growth Workplace)… even £1,841 of spending on the Norwich Metropolis membership store.’
An FCDO spokesperson responded: ‘We’re dedicated to utilizing public cash responsibly. Our employees comply with set pointers to make sure purchases are acceptable and obtain worth for cash for the taxpayer.’
Labour MP and Shadow Lawyer Basic Emily Thornberry (pictured) made the allegations in a letter to the International Workplace division printed on Twitter, which additionally questioned how authorities officers had managed to spend £4,333 on ‘two journeys to the hairdresser’
Two funds had been made to the now-Championship membership, £1,318 on 21 October and £523.50 on 21 March, when Truss, as international secretary, was main the division. Who made or ordered the funds, or what was purchased, just isn’t but identified.
Thornberry additionally requested how authorities officers had managed to spend £4,333 on ‘two journeys to the hairdresser’.
The FCDO additionally identified element of departmental spending is ‘frequently printed’ on the federal government web site, and that they’d formally reply to Thornberry’s letter sooner or later.