HC Deb 21 January 1998 vol 304 cc1013-4
Q10. Mr. Donohoe

When he next expects to visit Ayrshire.

The Prime Minister

I have no immediate plans to do so.

Mr. Donohoe

That is a great pity because we are currently celebrating the birth of the greatest poet in the land—Robert Burns. Perhaps next year my right hon. Friend will come up and attend one of our Burns suppers.

A more burning issue is the situation regarding air traffic control and the delay in the signing of the contract. Will my right hon. Friend use his good offices to hurry along the Departments in which the decisions are to be taken so that the contract can be begun, and begun very soon?

The Prime Minister

I hope that I shall be able to visit my hon. Friend's constituency at some point. I simply say to him that the matters to which he refers are being proceeded with at the moment. Those involved are making as much haste as they possibly can, but complicated issues have to be considered. They want to consider the issues with all proper dispatch, but with due care as well.