Have to love the House of Commons Commission sometime. As Private Eye has quite rightly noted this week they have a tendancy to pour money up the proverbial wall quite regularly. A few million quid here for motion sensitive escalators in Portcullis House that don't work; a hundred or so grand there for nice chairs in the restuarant.
I was thus mildly amused to learn that not only do they spend money on tangible things, but they also have a £2 million annual policy development grant budget. That sounds awfully like £2 million of spending each year on thinking about what to spend money on doesn't it?