The week in Parliament – Plasma TVs, The Sun, and pot plants

June 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

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by Andrew Brentnall

What we’ve learnt this week…

* Environmental minister Huw Irranca-Davies is a Sun reader [279426]

* 53,980 people claimed incapacity benefit in 2008 due to alcohol related disability [269050]

* There are two plasma televisions in Gordon Brown’s office at Number 10 [252362]

* There were 19,400 tractors registered in 2008 [281262]

* In the past year the Department for Transport has spent £87,401 on pot plants [280019]

* Gordon Brown advises the Queen on candidates for senior clergy appointments [281191]

* There are currently 525 prisoners aged over 70 in prisons [281576]

* 9 per cent of England’s land area is covered by forest/woodland [281980]

All statistics and information are taken from parliamentary answers and debates.

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