Public Spending: Value for Money

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 20th December 2022.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Labour, Washington and Sunderland West

I hear what the Minister has just said, but he will be as aware as I am that, in the 2020-21 annual report from the Department of Health and Social Care, the Government wrote off a total of £8.7 billion-worth of the personal protective equipment they had acquired in the first year of the pandemic. When families are facing a choice between heating and eating this Christmas, does the Minister understand the real public anger that people are facing these difficulties at this time, when the Government are having such rampant waste of public money?