Ooops! Someone forgot to double-check a written answer in Parliament

The last five words are not perhaps the best in this written answer from last year:

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many letters his Department has received (a) in favour of and (b) opposed to post office closures in the last 12 months. [229353]

Mr. McFadden: The Department does not hold this information in the form requested. I understand that, nationally, Post Office Ltd. has received over 180,000 pieces of correspondence in response to the local area plan consultations on its Network Change proposals, half by e-mail (or whatever the proportion is).

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  • David Morton 17th Mar '09 - 7:52am

    I always remember seeing the first draft of a press release describing one councillor as “the Executive Member responsible for teen pregnancies”. It was suggested to the proffessional and well paid Press Officer that perhaps that wasn’t the best choice of words but it still went out in the final draft to much subsequent amusement.

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