Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith was clearly distracted when PRWeek asked for a comment while profiling eBay's corporate comms chief Vanessa Canzini. The former Tory leader thought the 'interview' was a 'job interview', stating 'she is amply qualified for the post you are seeking to fill'. Tough day reforming welfare, Iain? ... MHP Communications chief executive Sacha Deshmukh revealed to Flack over cocktails that he once buried his trainers in a garden while on a stag do in Swindon. A pal passed his own shoes to Deshmukh so he could get past nightclub Destiny & Desire's door policy, and he thought a hole in the ground would be the best place to hide his mucky pumps. 'It shows the lengths to which I go for stag events I organise,' said Deshmukh ... Any clothing brand knows getting the right famous faces to be seen in your clothes is crucial. Spare a thought, then, for Lacoste, which is understood to have asked Norwegian police to prevent mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik from wearing its sporty clobber while in their custody. It puts Liam Gallagher's dalliance with Burberry into perspective ... InHouse PR is setting up an 'innovative lounge space' at the Conservative Party Conference. Co-founder Katie Perrior said: 'Every year there is a hideous queue of people hanging around the conference hotel trying to secure a space to meet.' Hideous people at the Tory Party Conference, Katie?