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Revealed: Cost of Empty Fire HQ

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6:12pm 4th January 2012
(Updated 6:12pm 4th January 2012)

The empty fire control centre built to handle emergency calls from Cornwall to Gloucester could cost us £32million.

That is if ministers can not find someone to take over the site in Taunton by 2027.

Right now we are paying £2million a year, for the cost of leasing and maintaining the building.

Robert Oxley from the Taxpayers Alliance says it beggars belief: "Everyone is feeling the pinch right now and everyone is having to tighten their belts, and so they'll be really angry to find out, not only that there's this incredible waste of millions of pounds, no one has been held to account for this collossal waste of money.

"Civil servants haven't resigned, consultants who received hefty sums to take part in this project, they haven't felt any consequences, and neither have the ministers at the time. Taxpayers will rightly be angry that so much of their money continues to be wasted, and yet who has been held to account for this incredible waste?"

6:12pm 4th January 2012

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