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Cost of sending MLC to Special Olympic World Games revealed

Mon, 27 Jul 2015


Sending the Education and Children Minister to a sporting event in Los Angeles is costing taxpayers almost £3,500.

MLC Tim Crookall is at the Special Olympics World Games, supporting the Special Olympics squad, for 10 days. 
 
More than 6,500 athletes from 165 nations are competing - the games started on Saturday and run until August 2nd. 
 
As part of his attendance the Minister will be participating in the DOHA Goals Forum which is a series of meetings about social initiatives and sport. 
 
National director of the Special Olympics team Beryl Wooldridge says he'll be in good company: 

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