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What a bunch of Stakhanovites in the Chancery of the Duchy of Lancaster

From Hansard:

"Robert Neill: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Beckenham of 7 October 2008, Official Report, column 557W, on departmental television, which channels are subscribed to as part of the Sky Mixes selection.

Mr. Watson: The Sky mixes selection to which my Department subscribes provides for the full range of channels available under the Sky World package and covers the following categories which are described in detail on the company’s website; News and Events, Sport, Style and Culture, Variety, Kids, Knowledge, Music and Movies".


Which is nice for Liam Byrne and his merry men and women - Jowell, the West Bromwich Adonis and other folk too dull to mention. News I can understand, and maybe, just maybe sport although the Olympics is a reserved sport for terrestrial. Shame, I wish the underwater tiddlywinks etc could be banished from my set...

However, a bit of trawling around on the Sky website suggests that Byrne (there's a great Flann O'Brien 'Chapman and Keats' tale involving that name. Available on request), Watson, Jowell et al can put their feet up during the day and watch some of these:

Baby TV

Trouble - these jokes write themselves, don't they?

MTV Dance

Kerrang

Real Madrid TV

Diva TV

Or, lurking at the far end of the channel numbers, there are some of these - babeworld.tv, Essex babes, Friendly TV, Get Lucky TV, Psychic (no 'k') TV, Supreme Master TV and The Reality Zone.

Maybe the last but one enables the Cabinet Office to fulfill its brief of "supporting the Prime Minister and the Cabinet".

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