Anorak News | Cash For Honours Probe Costs Pass £750,000

Cash For Honours Probe Costs Pass £750,000

by | 5th, June 2007


SLEAZE is now as much a part of British politics as Peter Snow’s swingometer or John Prescott’s urbane charm. (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or)

And as the latest investigation into the dark underbelly of Parliament continues to probe, so the costs keep rising.

Scotland Yard has revealed that over £750,000 has now been spent on the ongoing cash-for-honours affair, a sum that includes staff salaries, overtime, equipment and expenses.

The figures were released, somewhat grudgingly, by the police after a Freedom of Information request, with only the overall total figure disclosed.

With three of the main suspects, Lord Levy, Ruth Turner and Sir Christopher Evans all re-bailed pending further inquiries, the cost of whole sordid affair looks set to continue to spiral.

Wonder if the taxpayer can flog a few peerages to balance the books?

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