HC Deb 21 June 1972 vol 839 c448
6. Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he will next be paying an official visit to the Bothwell constituency.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

I have no immediate plans to do so.

Mr. Hamilton

Is the Secretary of State aware that that is the sort of answer we expected from him bearing in mind yesterday's announcement? Is he further aware that, even before the announcement was made, we had 1,682 young people under the age of 18 unemployed in Lanarkshire and that 182 of them left school at the Christmas period and have not yet found employment? Will he now come and tell the people of Lanarkshire and Scotland as a whole what he intends to do for them? Will he for a change tell us something which we can believe? If not, will he resign?

Mr. Campbell

All this seems to be based on the fact that I did not have a plan before the hon. Gentleman tabled his Question to visit his constituency in the near future. I should be delighted to do so. I have done a great deal of travelling in Scotland in recent weeks and months.

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