HC Deb 17 March 1958 vol 584 c922
46. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Prime Minister why he proposes to visit President Eisenhower.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I have been asked to reply.

My right hon. Friend has received an invitation to visit De Pauw University in June, and will take the opportunity while he is in the United States of having general discussions at the President's invitation with him and the United States Secretary of State.

Mr. Hughes

As the right hon. Gentleman deputises so well for the Prime Minister, could not he persuade the Prime Minister to go to America a little earlier? Could not he advise the Prime Minister that there are 5 million unemployed in America and that he might help the President if he suggested that we have successfully solved our problem partially by having more trade with Russia and China? Could not he give that advice or information to help the American unemployment problem?

Mr. Butler

My general reply to the two parts of the hon. Member's supplementary question is that the Prime Minister knows very well how to mind his business and how to look after the business of the country.