Michelle Donelan: Queen’s funeral money well spent
While she could not say how much the Queen’s funeral cost, Michelle Donelan hailed “money well spent” in recogntion of Her Majesty’s 70-year reign.
“We haven’t got that total figure,” Ms Donelan said when quizzed about the cost by Sky News. “But I think the taxpayer would argue it was money well spent.
“In DCMS, the department that I lead, we’ve been leading on the efforts around the queue and it was remarkable. Over 250,000 went through Parliament, we’re just crunching the final numbers at the moment so that’s not a final figure.
“I don’t think anyone could argue our late monarch didn’t deserve that send-off given the duty and the selfless service that she committed to over 70 years. I think it would be downright preposterous to suggest we shouldn’t have celebrated this.”