Monday, 28 March 2011

The Public centre branded a waste of money

The Public centre was today labelled as “perhaps the worst example of a gross waste of public money” in a damning report by MPs on the Arts Council.

The report into how the arts are funded heavily criticised the quango for its role in the West Bromwich arts centre, which has cost £72million and ran £49m over budget.

The Arts Council has spent more than £32m of taxpayers’ money on the project.

MPs said: “We note that the case of The Public gallery in West Bromwich is perhaps the worst example of a gross waste of public money by the Arts Council."

My comment: When quangos waste taxpayer's money on this scale MPs should stop noting things and start to kick ass. Otherwise just what purpose do they serve? 

 Read the full story from the source Express and Star

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