03 March 1998
Cunningham denies £2,3m expenditure on new offices
JACK Cunningham, agriculture minister, has denied that £2.3m of taxpayers money was spent moving his ministerial team and senior civil servants into grandiose new offices.
Earlier this year the department moved from Whitehall Place to 17 Smith Square, Westminster. The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, insisted the cost was closer to £952,000.