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Sul, — I do not understand the logic of Mr. Macleod when

he says `we were now proposing that . . . ILO one amongst the 363 members of the party in cite

House of Commons was acceptable as Prime Minister.'

Is it not nearer the truth to say that there were several potential Prime Ministers amongst. Conserva- tives in the Commons but that Lord Home stood out, both before and after it was known that he was available, as better than anyone?

As a prospective candidate, that has been my view for a long time. I have had no reason at all to 34 Nicholas Lane, Lombard Street, EC4