Health Department spends £2,500 on Christmas tree
The department, headed by Andy Burnham, the Health Secretary, spent £2,485 on an 18ft 'dressed tree' for its Skipton House headquarters, where 950 of its staff work in Southwark, South London.
It spent a further £750 on three small trees at Richmond House, in Whitehall, to replace a larger tree that fell into disrepair, taking the total spent on trees to more than £3,200.
Not too surprising considering the Department of Health is so awash with money they are struggling to find ways to spend it.
This is where I'd normally tell you about the multi-tens-of-millions pound spend on anti-smoking adverts, but it seems the link has disappeared. I'm sure that the government-funded National Social Marketing Centre, whose
For the record, it's £43m per year.