Great Britain: The Listener

The peers' gallery was packed. So were the press gallery, the visitors' gallery, diplomatic and Commonwealth galleries. The floor of the House of Commons was S.R.O.—as it must be, whenever the 630 Members of Parliament want to assemble, since the House still contains only enough seats to comfortably accommodate its 16th century membership of about 450. Everyone had gathered for the debate on Harold Wilson's White Paper proposing a $1.5 billion nationalization of the steel industry (TIME, May 7).

True, the curtain-raising speech by Minister of Power Fred Lee, introducing the motion,...

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