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Tantric Jazz, Minister?

Tantric Jazz, Minister?

Poor Kevan Jones. It was a simple question, asking DCLG "whether the reduction in expenditure on government procurement cards in his Department between 2009-10 and 2011-12 led to an increase in other forms of expenditure".

Brandon Lewis' response was so blunt you can feel it hit through the pages of Hansard.

"Brandon Lewis: No."

He went on to list the places ministers under the last government had spent their procurement cards:

"...the likes of the Cinnamon Club, the Wolseley, Brasserie 44, Boisdales, Sky City Casino, Inn the Park, Mango Tree...

So far so understandable.

"...Shepherds, Incognico, Buffalo Bar, Tantric Jazz, Mr Chu's China Palace and Fat Tuesdays."

Tantric Jazz? Perhaps best not ask.