More than £160,000 of taxpayers’ money has been spent buying new televisions for the House Of Commons, it has emerged.

According to official figures, more than 1,500 new televisions were purchased during the last financial year, an expense campaigners have slammed as a ‘bad deal’ for taxpayers.

The Commons said the televisions were needed because of the digital switchover and will actually lead to savings.

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