Energy saving lamp nonsence?

A member of our Government suggested that the Netherlands should follow the example of Australia and ban the use of standard light bulb and instead only permit the use Energy saving lights. As a result a lot of, so called, experts began to fumigate. The energy conservation of this action would be neglectable and the energy saving lights would be bad for the environment because of the mercury inside of them. Furthermore you wouldn’t be able to use them because they wouldn’t fit in the armatures.

I think that is a load of nonsense. Most of the lights I use in my house are power saving light and yes, they don’t function well in situation where you switch them on and off a lot. But I have no problems putting them in any armature and why would you need an energy saving light in your toilet?