Letter: In Brief

Sir: Have you noticed that whenever ministers of the Crown are interviewed for television at their desks there is almost always a copy of Who's Who on a bookshelf immediately behind them? Do you know (a) why they need one at all, and (b) if they have one each, or whether there is a single governmental copy which is passed round as required to lend gravitas to the interviewee's image?

PETER MARTIN

Norwich

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