Rail fares minister chauffeured to work in £400-a-day car
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Commuters outraged that Simon Burns spends £80,000 a year on car for 35-mile trip
LAST UPDATED AT 11:49 ON Sun 6 Jan 2013
THE MINISTER overseeing sharp rises in rail fares uses a chauffeur-driven car to make the 35-mile commute from his Essex home to Whitehall, at a cost to taxpayers of £80,000 a year.
Simon Burns insists he only takes the £400-a-day car because he can't take sensitive ministerial documents on a train for "security reasons", the Mail on Sunday reports. But the paper says his claim has been “contradicted” by the Cabinet Office which says ministers are free to work on sensitive documents in public as long as the classified material cannot be seen.
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Edited by OnlyMe, 06 January 2013 - 10:46 PM.