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Ministry of Defence staff 'used official credit cards in bars and golf clubs'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 06/01/2012

Military and civilian staff at the Ministry of Defence appear to have spent tens of thousands of pounds in bars, restaurants and golf clubs using government credit cards that are only supposed to be used for official purposes, a parliamentary report reveals.

MPs on the public accounts committee (PAC) said the spending last year was "questionable" and have ordered the MoD to adopt tighter controls and oversight to stop potential abuses.

The committee criticised complacency across Whitehall over the use of government procurement cards, which are issued to officials in all departments. It has called for new rules to improve accountability and a ban on buying alcohol.
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"Ministry of Defence staff 'used official credit cards in bars and golf clubs'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2012. Consulté le 24/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/ministry-of-defence-staff-used-official-credit-cards-in-bars-and-golf-clubs-