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Luciana Berger MP, Labour’s Shadow Climate Change Minister, has criticised Energy and Climate Change Ministers for spending over £70,000 on away days to private members clubs, hotels, Fulham FC’s Craven Cottage Stadium and the London Wetlands Centre.  
 
Luciana Berger said:
 
"It’s staggering that the same out of touch Ministers, who are putting thousands of people in the solar industry out of work, are shelling out for lavish away days.
 
"Ministers need to explain why DECC is spending thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money paying for private members clubs, premiership football stadiums and lavish hotels. There was even an away day to plan for another away day. It shows David Cameron’s claim to wage a war on waste was pure fiction.
 
"If this level of spending has been replicated across Government the bill could be well over a million pounds. David Cameron should come clean and publish the details of every department’s away days."

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