A Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) report has revealed further evidence of how the Labour Government squandered money on Whitehall.
Examples of Labour waste, which the select committee have dubbed a "recipe for rip-offs", include over-reliance on large contractors and a lack of in-house skills.
This follows earlier criticism of Labour's failed IT projects in the NHS, the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Home Office, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Ministry of Justice.
Happily the independent PASC has said it is "greatly encouraged by the [the Coalition] Government's plans" particularly for transforming the use of IT.
Nadhim Zadawi, Member of Parliament for Stratford on Avon, said:
"A "recipe for rip-offs" could sum up Labour's entire tenure in Government. And yet Ed Miliband and Ed Balls would not do anything differently. The Labour Party just does not seem to appreciate that the amount of money they have wasted is unacceptable.
"Thank goodness Cabinet Minister Francis Maude is getting a grip of the problem with a much-needed complete overhaul of IT procurement. The British taxpayers will be appalled at what has gone on in the past and welcome the swift introduction of a vastly more efficient system".