of central government funding*, shadow secretary of state for
transport, local government & the regions, Theresa May, said:
disgraceful that Stephen Byers is now trying to bail them out with£25m
of taxpayers' money. Why should we all have to pick up the bill for
the incompetence and failure of Labour councillors?
'Like Railtrack, Stephen Byers has meddled and interfered in Hackney
constantly, but the public are still being let down'.
* see LGCnetfor the DTLR statement.