§ 32. Sir Knox Cunningham
asked the Minister of Technology if he will state the number of occasions on which he has made official visits to the Aldermaston establishment and the dates and reasons of such visits.
§ Sir Knox Cunningham
Why is the right hon. Gentleman so coy about making a visit to this establishment? Surely he enjoyed his former visits, when he marched in the "Easter Parade"?
§ Mr. Cousins
I appreciate that the hon. and learned Gentleman finds it a little difficult to hang his supplementary question on to that reply, but the reason why I have not been is not that I am 197 coy but because that particular installation is engaged on defence work, which is primarily the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Aviation. I have spent a great deal of my time going to places that are under my direct control and important to the job I am doing.