HC Deb 13 July 1961 vol 644 cc59-60W
47. Mr. Rankin

asked the Prime Minister if he will state the nature of the greeting conveyed from him to Major Gagarin when he landed at London Airport.

The Prime Minister

Major Gagarin was welcomed to this country on his arrival on behalf of Her Majesty's Government. The message of welcome expressed the admiration of the British people of his courage and daring and the hope that the would much enjoy his stay here.