The press reports today that the last Chief Secretary of the Treasury, Liam Byrne, left a letter for the current Chief Secretary, saying “Dear Chief Secretary, I’m afraid to tell you there's no money left”. Could you please provide a full copy (preferably a scanned image, or less preferably the full text) of this letter? Thank you very much.
Dr Kaihsu Tai
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