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Taxpayers left with fees bill

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TAXPAYERS have had to fork out £14 million in consultants' fees for the ditched Paddington Health Campus project.

Documents released on Tuesday by the North West London Strategic Health Authority show that advisers to the scheme pocketed £7.8 million, with a further £4.8 million going on salaries and £1.3 million spent on accommodation and other costs.

Local MP John Randall again called for the National Audit Office to investigate the debacle.

The £1 billion scheme was pulled because of concerns over rising costs.The plan was to move the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals onto the site of St Mary's hospital at Paddington Basin to form a super-hospital.