It's comforting to know that amidst all the talk of recently released foreign murderers, sex offenders in schools and Patricia Hewitt's taxpayer funded excursion to the land of the fairies our employees in the House of Commons are back to tackling the important issues making the world a better place:
So as part of a weekly round up of the pointless, Hansard makes the following parliamentary questions available for our perusal / entertainment:
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to tackle chewing gum-related anti-social behaviour; and if she will make a statement.
Mr. Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what responses she received to her letter of 2004 to football club chairmen on reminding them of the responsibility players have as positive role models.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will introduce legislation to ban smoking while driving.
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many villages in (a) Kerrier district and (b) Cornwall do not have a village shop.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fines have been issued to the public by the police for chewing-gum related offences in 2006; and how many were issued in the last 10 years. He won't let this drop will he?
Makes the NHS meltdown seem trivial doesn't it?