Michael Fabricant, and other Conservative MPs and spokesmen, is calling for
public sector workers across Staffordshire to send in their examples of
waste and bureaucracy across local public services.
Launching a new campaign to highlight how taxpayers’ money is being wasted,
Michael says: "I invite public sector workers across Staffordshire to send
me their own examples of how taxpayers’ money is not being well spent. We
need our public services run by the best qualified people – such as the
nurses, the doctors and the teachers, in contrast to being controlled by the
armies of inspectorates, commissions and czars that have become the problem
rather than the solution.
"This is not just a question of money but also of morale. Constant
micro-management and interference by bureaucrats creates a climate of
frustration and disillusionment among our public servants. But armed with
their professional insights and experience, we can apply our energies to
rooting out waste, bureaucracy and incompetent administration in
Staffordshire’s public services. Many teacher friends of mine have told me,
for example, of constant form filling now required by Government."
Local responses to the consultation should be sent to: Michael Fabricant at
The House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Or they can be emailed by logging
Michael Fabricant adds: We will be collecting examples of public sector
waste as part of the campaign, and I will be forwarding all contributions to
a new national panel set up to audit Government waste and inefficiency. The
panel is chaired by top business troubleshooter, David James. Major
accountancy firms such as KPMG, PWC and Ernst and Young have also agreed to
second experts to support the panel."
The panel’s website, outlining the plans to tackle waste, can be found at:
http://www.thejamesreport.co.uk and was
launched on 14 January.