Following a series of National Party questions to the house the Herald has discovered the Labour government has spent nearly $27K on sausage rolls since taking power in 1999. Sources inside the public service reveal that in many cases morning teas would be provided with nearly two sausage rolls per person in attendance and some sausage rolls may have contained pork.
National Party grocery spokesman John Key says the situation is disgraceful:
At a time when hardworking Kiwis are struggling to buy cheese this kind of extravagance is shameful. Rather than wasting taxpayers’ money by governing the country and badgering us for trivial information about how we would govern it, this tired third-term government should be stepping up and coming clean over just how much they know about this over the odds sausage roll spend.
Sausage-roll-gate comes hard on the heels of a series of small goods scandals for the government including last month’s discovery that the Ministry of Economic Development has infinitely increased its spending on teabags since 1998 when it did not exist.