£140,000 of public money spent on researching the history of pockets!
"Katherine Murphy, from the Patients' Association, said the news that money was being "wasted" on frivolous research would anger taxpayers and patients.
"The money could be used to pay for three full-time nurses for a year, which would make quite a difference.
"The impact pockets had in the 17th Century makes no impact on anyone's lives. It's a load of nonsense."
Also, how awesome is the word 'quango'?