As the first speaker, it falls to my lot to welcome Sir Alec into the Club of Nonagenarians. Some of you may protest that he has become merely an octogenarian. I cling to the view that he is completing his eighth and entering into his ninth decade. Join the Club, Alec. Eighty is a good round number; 81, coming up, is a square number. If you regret leaving 79 which was a prime number, take comfort from the fact that when you reach 83 you will be in your prime again.