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Don't believe it....

From Hansard:

Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the value was of goods stolen from police stations in (a) North Yorkshire, (b) West Yorkshire, (c) South Yorkshire and (d) the East Riding of Yorkshire in each of the last three years. [208647]

Mr. McNulty [holding answer 5 June 2008]: The information requested is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

What McNulty means is that Greenacre's Finest are far too embarrassed to admit to any such larceny.... Also, given that Evans is an MP for somewhere on the other side of the Pennines, might he have been seeking to make mock?

Not worth a new post, so I will add that I am appalled, disgusted, incandescent etc etc that the confectionery products known as biscuits are being referred to - in Hansard - by a linguistic fifth columnist as cookies. Yes they are. Philip Ian "Phil" Hope, for it is he, represents Corby in Northamptonshire in the United Kingdom, rather than somewhere nestling in the Appalachians. Grr. As they are soi disant 'fair trade' products, it can be assumed that they taste like militant cardboard, so he's welcome to them.

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Blogger Letters From A Tory said... 9:58 am

Surely someone has it scribbled down on a piece of paper somewhere, making it the cheapest FOI request ever made?!  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 12:13 pm

Militant cardboard! Ha ha ha! V good!

It will be a left who used the term. In my long career spotting envy-driven adoptions of American usage, I have noted that it is always lefties who do it.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 12:19 pm

Verity - yup, he's a Socialist.  

Blogger Armchair Sceptic said... 2:00 pm

What McNulty should have said that the information was held centrally, but someone has nicked that too!  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 5:57 am

Set one to catch one....  

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