HC Deb 14 April 1980 vol 982 c784
31. Mr. Robert Atkins

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when next he expects to visit the County Palatine of Lancashire.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

My next visit will be on 20 May, in attendance on Her Majesty.

Mr. Atkins

Will my right hon Friend take the opportunity of that visit to congratulate Lancashire county council on levying the second lowest rate in the country? Does he draw any political conclusions from that fact?

Mr. St. John-Stevas

I am sure that that is an interesting fact, but when in attendance on Her Majesty I think one ought to avoid political matters of that kind. I shall be fully occupied with my duties.