Most people love a quiz so here is a short one to brighten up your Wednesday
Q1. What percentage of the world's salt output is produced in the UK?
Q2. What is the optimum daily salt intake ?
|Lot and his daughters|
Q3. 8% of salt production is used in?
A. Water conditioning
B. Road maintenance
Q4. Which is the biggest source of salt?
A. Salt plains
D. Seas & oceans
|Richard & Brian in front of an unconstitutional salt mountain.|
Q5. How many tonnes of salt did Barnet Council buy without a proper contract in 2011?
B. £100,000+ worth
C. 2,000+ tonnes
D. all of them
And here are the answers
Q5. B, C & D ( sorry, trick question but you had a 75% chance of being correct )
Here is the proof.
1474 - Salt Union ESPO
So it is Pam Wharfe, the interim ( for now ) Director of Environment
lack of Planning & Regeneration whose signature has to go on this document which evidences that salt has been purchased without a proper competition having taken place which is a breach of EU procurement rules but you would think that an on the ball Commercial Director (Craig Cooper) might have noticed. They both earn £132,480 so which of them has any idea who is buying what and at what price is a mystery that Mr Mustard cannot solve. Someone has been signing purchase orders for this salt when a contract wasn't in place.
Shouldn't this blunder go in front of a scrutiny committee for an explanation of how it came to pass, how many more examples there are like this and what has been done to stop any recurrence?