§ 11.7 a.m.
§ Mr. Reginald Maudling (Chipping Barnet)
I beg to present a petition from Mr. David St. John Sutton. As I shall 860 seek to move a motion arising from this petition, I request that it be read by the Clerk.
The Clerk of the House
read the petition, which was as follows:To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled:The humble Petition of David St. John Sutton of 9 Cheapside, London, Solicitor of the Supreme Court on behalf of the Burmah Oil Company Limited of Burmah House, Pipers Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 1RE, the Plaintiff in the action in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice 1976 B. No. 6765 against the defendants The Governor and Company of the Bank of England pursuant to which action a summons has been issued by the Plaintiff requiring production of certain documents which said summons is listed for hearing in London on or about the 17th day of July 1978ShewethFirst that the said Plaintiff's claim in the summons is for the production of certain documents which the defendants have objected to produceSecond that reference is desired to be made at the hearing of the summons to the following Report of Debates of your Honourable House 1975 Volume 884 Columns 484 to 454 inclusiveWherefore your Petitioner prays that your Honourable House will be graciously pleased to give leave to the proper Officers of the House to attend the hearing of the said summons and to produce the said Reports and formally to prove the same before the Court according to their competence and to give leave for reference to be made to the said Reports of Debates.And your Petitioner, as in duty bound, will ever pray, et cetera.
That leave be given to the proper Officers of this House to attend the trial of the said action and to produce the said Reports of Debates, and that leave be given for reference to be made to the said Reports of Debates.