19 January 1999
Cunningham keeps them laughing

FORMER agriculture minister Jack Cunninghams love of a lavish lifestyle keeps the attention of columnists for a second day running.

The former agriculture minister is attracting attention because of his liking of five-star hotels and expensive flights on Concorde.

Mr Cunningham used private jets for seven journeys to Luxembourg, Strasbourg, Rotterdam and Bonn while agriculture minister from 1997-98.

The average cost of the flights was £6560, compared with a business class return of £438.