As Secretary of State for Wales, Paul Murphy has few executive responsibilities so MPs have to find other ways of putting him on the spot:
HOUSE OF COMMONS
PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION FOR ANSWER ON
MONDAY 10 MARCH 2008
MR MARK HOBAN (FAREHAM): To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department spent on pot plants in each of the last five years. 192066
MR PAUL MURPHY: Nil.
He could have bought quite a few pot plants for the cost (around £150) of answering that parliamentary question.