Lord Kilclooney’s question?

Lord Kilclooney got no change in a written answer to his strange but intriguing question in the House of Lords at Westminster yesterday. Anyone got any idea what it means?

Written Answers
Monday, 16 January 2006.
Armagh City: Traffic Wardens
Lord Kilclooney asked Her Majesty’s Government:

How many traffic wardens were on duty in Armagh city centre between 3:30 and 4:00pm on 29 October. [HL2126]

The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (Lord Rooker): The deployment of traffic wardens is an operational matter for the Police Service of Northern Ireland. The PSNI does not disclose specific numbers of police officers on duty at points in time, and would apply the same criteria to traffic wardens until such times as DRD assumes responsibility for them in autumn 2006.

  • Belfastwhite

    Someone dressed up early as a traffic warden for halloween!

  • Nestor Makhno

    It suggests to me that the vast sums of money used to sustain the irrelevant House of Lords are being wasted on issues better dealth with by Dungannon District Council…

  • Betty Boo

    The answer my friends is blowing in the wind …

  • George

    Sure Northern Ireland has issues such as the longest hospital waiting lists in Europe, but they all pale into insignificance when compared to Lord Kilclowney getting a ticket for parking on double yellow lines while popping in to get his Saturday paper.

  • Donnie

    Why didn’t Rooker ask him what he was rambling on about?!

  • Keith M

    Ah poor didums, did someone clamp his bargepole?

  • willis

    Has the Hansard for the N.I. Parliament 1920 – 1972 (approx) been put on the web? Some of the questions John Taylor asked then would be entertainment.

  • This can only mean one thing: that the Union flag is now being flown from all public buildings in Armagh on the appropriate occasions.

  • yerman

    At something like £150 per question to answer in the House of Lords isnt it useful that John Taylor uses his questions to see if he’s dodged that parking ticket.

  • Brian Boru

    See? Better to have a local NI administration which actually cares about these issues, instead of one run in London by English MPs who couldn’t care less because they don’t need NI votes.

  • Donnie

    Can he find out why my local Chinese closed early last Friday? I was really hacked off about that as the Kung Po from the one up the road is nowhere near as nice.

    I demand an answer Lord Kilclooney.

  • páid

    Aaah Go easy on him!!! What’s the point of being in power if you can’t get someone to sort a parking ticket? John’s been spending a lot of time south of the border of late, obviously picked up a habit or two.

  • Keith M

    Páid “John’s been spending a lot of time south of the border of late, obviously picked up a habit or two.” What the hell is that supposed to mean?