§ 42. Mr. Dalyell
asked the Lord President of the Council what is the estimated cost of paying House of Commons officials to check the signatures on the Save the Argylls Petition.
§ Mr. Dalyell
Is this counting a proper activity for serious people? How are the serious being sorted out from the ribald, and will he say what weight is given to signatures like those of Alexei Kosygin and Johnny Mao Tse-tung.
§ Mr. Younger
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that while the staff are busy counting the signatures the Government have ignored the views of over a million people?
Mr. Edward M. Taylor
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that further expenditure of time and money would be saved if the Government would reverse this deplorable decision which has caused an explosion of anger amongst friends at home and abroad?