HC Deb 20 December 1971 vol 828 cc1093-4
9. Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales when he proposes to make an official visit to Merthyr.

Mr. Peter Thomas

I have no plans at present to visit Merthyr.

Mr. Jones

If the Secretary of State did visit this famous town, would he not feel at least a prick of guilt and shame at having put his hand to this heartless policy of abolishing free primary school milk? Is it not possible for him to tell the House now or at some later stage that he is having severe conscience about the matter? Will he think again and denounce the Government's policy?

Mr. Peter Thomas

I wondered what the supplementary question would be. The hon. Gentleman should know that I have had discussions with the Merthyr Council, and I have made the Government's position perfectly clear.