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Vending Machines

Debbie Abrahams: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many vending machines in his Department’s premises contain snack foods that are high in calories and low in nutritional value. [163525]

Dr Murrison: The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

 

Perhaps it should have read:

Now please F**k Off and stop wasting my time

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x
July 11, 2013 9:45 pm

If you had ever had to look after Cadets on MoD property you would realise vending machines are an extremely important issue.

topman
topman
July 11, 2013 9:53 pm

after reading a few of these questions, I once joked a question would be asked about the nutritious value of biscuits eaten in the mod. Looks like I wasn’t far off…

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x
July 11, 2013 10:09 pm

Army/RN/RAF has more vending machines than tanks/ships/jets.

Brian Black
Brian Black
July 11, 2013 10:57 pm

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/search/?s=vending+machines%28%28section%3Awrans%29%29+&pid=25034

Seventeen identical vending machine questions. She certainly deserves 74 grand for her hard work. Snack bombshells include…

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Brandon Lewis (Con).
” I would observe that the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister signed a facilities management contract in 2004 which required that there ‘must be top-selling brands’ of chocolate in the vending machine for the first Secretary of State.
Ministers in this Administration would regard that as over-specification.”

Minister for the Cabinet Office, Chloe Smith (Con).
” I do not think asking civil servants to analyse the nutritional contents of the drinks and snacks on offer is an appropriate use of public funds.”

mike
mike
July 12, 2013 4:54 pm

TD and all;

Remember the drinks cabinets one?

WiseApe
July 12, 2013 5:54 pm

@X – One of my favourite films ever.

Ace Rimmer
July 12, 2013 6:40 pm

: “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here, this is the war room!” Quality film!

WiseApe
July 12, 2013 7:20 pm

Ace you’ve picked out one of my favourite movie lines. Right up there with: “You look like 40 miles of rough road.” (Paris,Texas).

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x
July 12, 2013 7:43 pm

Odd that the only other film about defence I can think of with a vending machine is also to do with cans not of soda but instant sunshine, Sum of All Fears.

Of course there is another reason to remember that film too…………

http://www.imgbase.info/images/safe-wallpapers/celebrity/bridget_moynahan/1173-celebrity_bridget_moynahan_wallpaper.jpg

Martin
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July 13, 2013 4:36 am

worth a 10 % pay rise to have MPs asking such valuable questions.

Nick London
Nick London
July 14, 2013 2:42 pm

Nutritional content – Dads Army. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-MMk0YZ8lSE

tweckyspat
July 17, 2013 9:04 am

Can I submit a runner up , I think to be truly pointless a question should have actually been answered:

Steve Rotheram: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department holds on how many service personnel in Liverpool are currently entitled to an HM Forces Railcard. [162301]

Mr Francois: All members of the regular armed forces and reservists undertaking full-time or permanent service are entitled to an HM Forces Railcard.

As at 1 April 2013 there were 110 Regular and full-time reserve service personnel serving in the Liverpool area.