Here are just a few examples of where all of that money has gone:
Â£280,000 on a conference addressed by Blair and Brown on value for money in the public services.
Â£400 million on 'cost control' for the Olympic Games.
Â£3 million by tax inspectors at HM Revenue and Customs on flights, including Â£2.1 million on flights to Scotland.
Over Â£16 million on the creation and upkeep of VIP lounges in Heathrow and Gatwick despite the fact they are not government-owned.
Â£100,000 on assessing whether Â£400,000 reportedly spent on modern art for seven hospitals was money well spent.
Bob Ainsworth 'wasted Â£6 million on pointless research'
"Mr Ainsworth agreed to the Â£6 million evaluation of a drugs prevention programme in schools when he was a Home Office minister in 2002. There were claims last night he had been warned that the report may be unable to draw "any conclusions"."