Head of National Audit Office and his expenses

The man charged with ensuring public money is used properly has spent almost £25,000 of taxpayers' cash on dining out in the past three years.

Sir John Bourn, head of the National Audit Office (NAO), has run up an average restaurant bill of £154 during 160 meetings since 2004.

Details of his lavish expenses, which were revealed after a Freedom of Information request, come just months after it was disclosed that Sir John had spent £336,000 on a series of trips to destinations around the world.

Boss who safeguards the public's money spent £25,000 on lavish dinners (Daily Mail, 16 September 2007)