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Devon County Council spent £45,231 on overseas travel over four years

The new Conservative administration presiding at Devon County Council is planning an economy drive on overseas travel. This follows the revelation that under the previous Lib Dem administration spent £45,231 on jet setting between 2005/06 and 2008/09 mostly to Europe. I suppose the Lib Dems might feel it proves their Europhile credentials but it does show disregard for the Council's carbon footprint - quite apart from the wallets of the county's Council Taxpayers.

The Council leader Cllr John Hart says a review is taking place on the Council's involvement with European and other international bodies. So perhaps there will also be some savings on membership subs.


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