Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced today that City Hall's offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Shanghai, Beijing and Brussels are to be retained. (The office in Venezuela is due to close.)
The running costs for the offices last year totalled £1.4 million.
After a review to investigate whether the GLA outposts offer value for money, Deputy Mayor Ian Clement has admitted, "There are significant savings we can make."
Today's London Evening Standard has the story.
Crossposted from Liberal Democrat Voice, an independent, collaborative website run by Liberal Democrat activists. Helen is a contributing editor at the site.