HC Deb 25 July 1968 vol 769 cc202-3W
Q15. Sir G. de Freitas

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the evidence of the Clerk of the House that there is increasing interference by the Government in the staffing and administration of the House, he will send a civil servant and a businessman, both with long experience of administration, to Ottawa to study the way in which the Canadian House of Commons protects it Clerk and his staff from interference by the executive, and to report to him.

The Prime Minister

As the House is aware, the Services Committee are considering the present arrangements for staffing the House. No doubt they will have noted my right hon. Friend's suggestion.