Tory MP @GHollingbery attempts to justify £10k being spent on MPs #portraits

Jan 14, 2014, 12:42 PM

It's been revealed that around quarter of a million pounds of public money has been spent on portraits, statues and busts of parliamentarians over the past 17 years. Alongside pictures of Tony Blair and speakers of the House, there's one of the Conservative Cabinet minister, Iain Duncan Smith, which cost around 10 thousand pounds and another of Labour MP Diane Abbot, costing nearly 12 thousand. Conservative MP George Hollingbery sits on the Commons Committee which decides who gets portraits.