11 JULY 1987, Page 46

No. 1482: Peculiar presents

The Prime Minister of Belgium recently gave Mrs Thatcher a billiard cue. There seems to have been no accompanying official speech or letter, not a word of explanation. You are invited to compose a speech or letter to accompany a peculiar present from one contemporary head of government to another. Maximum 150 words, Entries to 'Competition No. 1482' by 24 July.