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The least surprising event of the year

Less so than the religious affiliation of Benedict XVI, the personal hygiene choices of Ursus arctos horribilis and wrestling being fixed.

Don't believe me?

Here goes:

Lord Hylton asked Her Majesty's Government: What sums have been paid in social benefits in respect of second or subsequent concurrent wives or of their children since 1997?

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Lord McKenzie of Luton): The information is not recorded centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

How very, very convenient.

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Blogger Unsworth said... 8:06 pm

And, whatever the figure may be, it is way too much.  



Blogger Umbongo said... 10:44 am

"could be obtained only at disproportionate cost"

Oh yes - very expensive: an email to every benefit office in the country (the email addresses of which even the DWP must have) and someone to spend a day totting up the total from the replies. I know it's a shocking thing even to consider but it's crossed my mind that the noble lord may be telling porkies?  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 4:24 pm

Even if a sum had been given, I suspect it would have been of the "pick a number" variety.  



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