Similar savings in expenses? (Stephanie Goudie)
I was very interested to read in last week’s Shetland Times that West Side councillor, or should I say political leader, Gary Robinson’s expenses claim of £11,324 is equal to more than an eighth of the total expenses of all 22 councillors.
This figure is also not far from the average spend on education per secondary school pupil of £12,826. The council are looking for savings in secondary education by closing junior high schools; we hope we will see a similar saving in his expenses claim next year.