Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Q and A of the Day

Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Prime Minister if he will direct the relevant authorities to investigate the claim made by Wouter Basson during his trial in South Africa in July 2000 that an illicit weapons cache, including chemical weapons, seized by HM Customs and Excise (HMCE) was subsequently stolen from an HMCE warehouse following information he provided; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Timms: I have been asked to reply. HMRC officials have reviewed their historical records and have found no evidence to support the claim that a weapons cache, including chemical weapons, was stolen from a HMCE/HMRC warehouse.
Given the way they loose data put your hand up if you trust the "historical records"? It's a great non-denial denial though. Remind me of that advert in the Jerusalem Post.

1 comment:

Niccolo Machiavelli said...

I should imagine that Sir Humphrey, whilst drafting the reply, reasoned that the fact that the weapons cache has gone missing from the warehouse is not to say that it has been stolen.