Alex Massie

Good News! The Government Will Not Ban Cheddar Cheese Sandwiches

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I can't say for sure if this is the strangest parliamentary question asked in recent years but, via John Rentoul, it's certainly rum. John Spellar, Labour MP for Waring submitted this as a written question:

Hospitals: Food

Mr Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to ban the sale of (a) tea and coffee with sugar and (b) cheddar cheese sandwiches in hospitals. [5340]

Anne Milton: No.

UPDATE: In the coments, Guto Daffyd has a good theory as to what this might be about.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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