HC Deb 07 December 1971 vol 827 cc1122-3
Q6. Mr. William Price

asked the Prime Minister if he will make an official visit to Rugby.

The Prime Minister

I have at present no plans to do so.

Mr. Price

Is the Prime Minister aware that his answer will be fairly widely welcomed in my constituency? If he should change his mind and come to Rugby, will he explain away the Government's achievement of turning the West Midlands into a depressed area? If that is to be the fate, under a Tory Government, of the most prosperous region in the country, what hope is there for Scotland, Wales and the North-East?

The Prime Minister

The wholly unemployed rate in the hon. Gentleman's constituency is well below the national average. On the one occasion when the total register was high, it was due to those who were temporarily stopped because of disputes.

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