Lisa Nandy, shadow minister for civil society

Nandy demands PM inquiry into Big Society Network grants

24 Jul 2014 | Tania Mason

Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, has written to David Cameron demanding an inquiry into the “squandering” by the Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund of millions of pounds of public money on “questionable projects” run by Big Society Network.


Nandy demands PM inquiry into Big Society Network grants

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