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|Britain’s Home Office spent £427,000 on rubber rounds bought from abroad in order to quell unrest in the country while the bullets did not pass British safety standards, reported the Independent |
£400,000 bullets to quell UK unrest
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 07:05:45 GMT
Revelations have been made in the British media about £400,000 rubber bullets bought by the country’s Home Office to put an end to any potential unrest in Britain.
Britain’s Home Office spent £427,000 on rubber rounds bought from abroad in order to quell unrest in the country while the bullets did not pass British safety standards, reported the Independent.
In the wake of the unprecedented unrest which swept across Britain last summer, the Home Office bought the rubber bullets to help police and security forces quell any possible unrest in the country.
However, the Home Office’s annual account under a section titled “fruitless payments”, revealed that the spending was wasted because noncompliance with British safety standards meant British police forces could not use the bullets.
“The level of incompetence demonstrated in wasting taxpayers money on rubber bullets without thinking to check whether they meet UK safety standards is frankly breathtaking”, said David Hanson, the Labour shadow Policing minister.
Furthermore, the Police Federation of England and Wales said the spending was indicative of the several mistakes made in purchasing equipment as the Home Office’s accounts showed it formed part of over £800,000 of fruitless spending.
The revelations come as Britain’s Office for Budget Responsibility has announced that British people could face decades of painful austerity to be able to defuse a financial timebomb.
Full article/source - http://edition.presstv.ir/TextOnly/detail.aspx?id=251145