HC Deb 04 April 1974 vol 871 cc1439-40
Q4. Mr. Adley

asked the Prime Minister if he will seek to pay an official visit to Clay Cross.

The Prime Minister

I have at present no plans to do so, Sir.

Mr. Adley

Why not?

The Prime Minister

I think that it is not necessary. If the hon. Gentleman is really interested in what I think he is interested in, I shall be making a statement, by permission of the House, after Question Time.

Mr. Swain

Is my right hon. Friend aware that his welcome in Clay Cross will depend on his statement this afternoon, but that nevertheless he would be more welcome in Clay Cross at any time than the Leader of the Opposition would?

The Prime Minister

It is not for me to judge that, but on my previous visits I have always had a warm welcome and I hope that that will always be the case in future. One reason why I need not go there often is that the citizens of Clay Cross have such confidence in their Member of Parliament.