|arya||Date: Wednesday, 25-July-2012, 11:29 PM | Message # 1|
|£108,000 of taxpayers' money was spent on new artworks for offices close to Parliament |
Pictures of Queen Victoria's Jubilee and a bust of Prince Philip bought in the last year
Peers seem to have forgotten Britain is suffering a deep double dip recession after splurging £175,000 on new artworks last year.
Official House of Lords figures show that tens of thousands has been spent on sculptures, paintings and silverware during the spending spree.
The £175,000 is almost ten times more than spent a year earlier because it includes a £108,000 blow out on fresh artwork for the peers' new offices in Millbank next to Parliament.
Additions to the giant House of Lords art collection include a £7,500 portrait of suffragette Viscountess Rhondda, who fought for the rights of women to vote, by Alice Mary Burton.
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