Prime Minister's Question Time gets silly

Written by IainB

Thursday, 2 August 2012

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New rules are to be introduced to prevent a recurrence of the last Prime Minister's Question Time fiasco.

"I think we must be in silly season," said John Bercow, the Speaker in the House of Commons. "Some of the questions that were asked were just downright irreverent."

Milly Peed, Labour MP for Dorking South West, asked David Cameron if there were any plans to introduce a 'bring a dog to work' day to the House of Commons, whilst Cathryn Pillar asked if the House of Commons health scheme covered full body waxing.

"Those were two of the more sensible questions," said Bercow. "We knew that the opposition MPs were in cahoots when Ivor Beard asked what the policy was for determining which toilet people undergoing gender reassignment should use."

David Cameron fielded further questions including 'Which insect has the longest life span?' and 'Is the semi-colon a reasonable punctuation mark in everyday conversation?'.

"Such questions should not be allowed in a serious establishment such as the House of Commons," said Bercow. "It is well known that MPs have no sense of humour. Well, David Cameron, anyway. Obviously the opposition MPs have a sense of humour judging by questions like 'what holds clouds in the sky?'."

From now on, all questions to be asked during Prime Minister's Question Time will be vetted before hand by a newly formed committee called the Anti-Humour Questions Committee.

"We hope that this will put an end to it," said Bercow.

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