HC Deb 14 March 1979 vol 964 c472
Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I handed in to your office this morning a letter that I received and the envelope in which I received it. I understand that I am not alone in having received from a Mr. M. J. Read, of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, a letter in a House of Commons official paid envelope. As it is grossly improper for anyone other than Members of Parliament to employ House of Commons official-paid envelopes, which are supplied exclusively for the use of Members on their official business, I would be most grateful if you would investigate how this Mr. Read came to be in possession of House of Commons official-paid stationery and arrange for the cost of the stationery that he acquired to be reimbursed to the appropriate House of Commons account.

Mr. Speaker

I am grateful to the hon. Member for Tiverton (Mr. Maxwell Hyslop) for sending me the information this morning. I am having inquiries made into the whole matter.