PG Wodehouse would have heartily approved
SIR – The Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s suggestion on providing fruit for workers (report, November 4) brings to mind PG Wodehouse and Sir Roderick Spode, who believed it was the right of every worker to have a British bicycle, a British umbrella and Brussels sprouts. Patricia Evans
SIR – Matt Hancock should get his house in order before suggesting how other companies might keep their workers healthy. NHS staff don’t get free fruit; on the contrary, they are threatened with disciplinary action if they take so much as a tea bag from a hospital ward.
Perhaps free fruit would help to reduce the exodus of disillusioned British doctors overseas. Dr George Davison
Carmen Miranda understood the importance of having a supply of fruit in the workplace