Mr. John Wells
I rise to present a petition from Roger John Payne. In view of the fact that I shall 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 Roger John Payne Sheweth
That your Petitioner, being the Plaintiff in an action for a Declaration fixed for hearing in the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, on the 26th day of April 1977 wherein a Department of State is the Defendant;
And that your Petitioner requiring in the said action to quote extracts from the Official Report of proceedings in your Honourable House;
Wherefore your Petitioner prays that the leave of this Honourable House be granted to your Humble Petitioner to put in evidence extracts of the Official Report of proceedings in the Honourable House for the 21st day of June 1973 being those columns numbered 181 and 182 in the Official Report, and further to put in evidence Written Answer No. 120 given by the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department on the 1st day of July 1974 in response to a Question from the Honourable Member for Maidstone.
And your Petitioner, as in duty bound, will ever pray, etc.
That leave be given for reference to be made to the said report.—[Mr. Wells.]