HC Deb 13 May 1970 vol 801 c1235
37. Mr. Crouch

asked the Lord President of the Council if he will now provide self-seal envelopes for the use of Members.

Mr. Peart

If there is evidence that Members generally would like these envelopes to be stocked, I will certainly make the necessary arrangements.

Mr. Crouch

The House will appreciate the great anxiety felt about what is rather a sticky question. Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that I have calculated that I could save myself half an hour a day—extended over 50 weeks, that is 10 working days—in this way, which perhaps would allow me to ask 16 more Oral Questions a year? Does he not think that this should be taken into account?

Mr. Peart

On that evidence, I might have wished to give a different reply. I am anxious to help hon. Members and save their time. I will make the necessary arrangements.

Mr. George Jeger

While my right hon. Friend is looking into that matter, will he also look into the question of the printed postcards of acknowledgement? If they had " official paid " printed on the reverse side, it would save the use of an envelope.

Mr. Peart

I will look into that suggestion.

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