It never ceases to amaze me the little snippets of pure gold that exist in Written Answers in Hansard. Take this little gem. In May 2004 the Department of Culture, Media and Sport paid Pricewaterhouse Cooper £114,000 for a 'Review of Olympic cost valdidation'. Just over a year later in November 2005 they paid KPMG £255,000 to 'provide validation of Olympic costs'.
These figures may appear small in the scheme of thing, but it's what they were paid for that matters. Evidently the reviews and validations of cost by these consultants have turned out to be absolute rubbish. So pray tell, how do we ask for a refund so we can chuck the money into the ever increasing Olympic budget?