10 Total Quotes

Edward Leigh Quotes

The astronomical scale of the amount of benefit money being lost through fraud and error is vividly brought home to taxpayers by the astonishing fact that the figures are rounded to the nearest half-a-billion pounds.
Edward Leigh
#Fraud

The people who need it most often don't know it exists -- and somewhat incredibly, neither do many of the Jobcentre staff who are there to help them.
Edward Leigh
#People

The Department for Education and Skills looks to be losing ground in its battle against truancy. Having remained at the same level for many years, the level of truancy has suddenly increased - to over 0.8% of school days.
Edward Leigh
#Education

The ultimate success of Skills for Life will depend on the 'hard to reach' being persuaded of the benefits of gaining qualifications. To this end, it is a matter of grave concern that those with the greatest need have been getting the worst quality teaching.
Edward Leigh
#Life

But there are some areas where progress has not been impressive.
Edward Leigh
#Progress

This report raises a serious question mark over the amount of efficiency savings the government will achieve. This is a high risk program. Only 50 out of 300 projects have got to deliver 80 percent of the total savings.
Edward Leigh
#Efficiency

The motive of giving the administrators a chance, however small, to sell the business was understandable -- but the blunt truth is that there was no real prospect of selling a going concern and taxpayers did not get value for their money.
Edward Leigh
#Business

Failed asylum seekers are in increasing numbers staying in this country knowing there is very little likelihood they will be apprehended or removed.
Edward Leigh
#Country

The information could have been fuller . . . it is not some recherché point. There is enormous public interest and the sports need to know where they stand.
Edward Leigh
#Information

The risk of this large liability was incurred essentially so that investors could have fatter returns.
Edward Leigh
#Risk