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Flapjacks and beer among items in council spending figures

29 March 2011 Last updated at 09:27 BST

The government is putting pressure on councils to publish details of their spending.

Flapjacks and beer are two of the more surprising items that have appeared on their figures.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles is also calling on highly paid chief executives to take a pay cut.

Chris Buckler reports.