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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th February 1988.

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Photo of Mr Tony Banks Mr Tony Banks , Newham North West 12:00 am, 15th February 1988

One of the civil servants most acquainted with communications with the press is Bernard Ingham, the No. 10 press officer. By virtue of the fact that he tends to go out of his way to stab Cabinet Ministers in the back, no doubt on the orders of the Prime Minister, is there a course on the back stabbing of Prime Ministers and Cabinet Ministers? If there is, may we on this side have a go so that we can get ready for it?