A fictional institution
in the bizarre parallel universe
inhabited by the Goons of The Goon Show
fame. Situated in London
, the Ministry
deals with monkeys on the knee
, and will provide information on the same should you send them two rust-proof shilling
Presumably, the research boffins at the Ministry were the ones who determined that monkeys on the knee can be cured by saying "Thing".
Basically an excuse for another bit of nonsensical malarky to spice up the BBC listening schedule.