http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... abase.htmlLabour 'wastes' £61,000 promoting ContactPoint database
By Graeme Paton, Education Editor
Published: 1:39PM BST 30 Apr 2010Ministers have been accused of squandering public money after spending £61,000 on mugs and pens to promote a controversial children’s database.
Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show the cash was spent to raise awareness of ContactPoint – a new register containing the personal details of 11 million children in England.
Some £45,400 has been spent on pens and a further £15,700 on mugs bearing the database’s logo.