§ Q5. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Prime Minister whether the public speech of the Secretary of State for Education and Science made on Wednesday 22nd April at Stirling on economic matters represents the policy of Her Majesty's Government.
§ Mr. Hughes
Would the Prime Minister explain why the Secretary of State for Education and Science described the right hon. Member for Wolverhampton, South-West (Mr. Powell) as the Mao of the Conservative Party? Is he not aware that the right hon. Member for Wolverhampton, South-West is not a Marxist Communist, but a Right-wing anarchist? If the Secretary of State does not realise that, is he not a complete political illiterate?
§ The Prime Minister
No, Sir. About the only similarity which I can find between Mao Tse-tung and my right hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton, South-West is that both have published slim volumes of verse.