Ministerial Visits

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23 January 1996.

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Photo of Mr John Major Mr John Major , Huntingdon

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

Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Geoffrey Clifton-Brown , Cirencester and Tewkesbury

If my right hon. Friend were to visit my constituency, he would discover that parents have opted for six out of eight secondary schools to become grant-maintained. Will he commend the principled stand of certain Opposition Members, who made the correct choice of school for their children? Is it not the height of hypocrisy to seek to deny that choice to my constituents and others?

Photo of Mr John Major Mr John Major , Huntingdon

I entirely agree with my hon. Friend about that. I believe that the view of most people in the country is that the hon. Member for Peckham was right to exercise choice in favour of her own child. No one objects to that. What is wrong is that the Labour party would deny those same choices to other parents throughout the country.