Public Spending: Value for Money

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

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Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

I echo the good wishes to you, Mr Speaker, to the Minister and to the whole House for a very happy Christmas.

Last year, the then Prime Minister and the then Chancellor, who is now the Prime Minister, announced a star chamber to crack down on waste and fraud in public expenditure. How often has the star chamber met, and how much of the £6.7 billion estimated to have been lost to covid fraud and error has been recovered?