Wales politics

Cheryl Gillan dismisses bookies' odds on her quitting

Cheryl Gillan
Image caption Cheryl Gillan said the Welsh government needs to act fast over enterprise zones

Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan has said punters should save their money if they are tempted to have a flutter on her resigning.

It follows reports that bookmakers have made her favourite to become the next Cabinet member to quit.

William Hill said it cut odds on her departure after a spate of bets.

But Mrs Gillan dismissed the speculation when she was asked in the Commons.

At Welsh questions on Wednesday, Labour MP Kevin Brennan asked if she would recommend that people "have a flutter".

The Chesham and Amersham MP replied: "I would tell my honourable friend not to waste his money."

Mrs Gillan is opposed to UK government proposals for a high speed rail route that will run through her Buckinghamshire constituency.

Also at question time, she called for the Welsh government to act quicker as it prepares to create enterprise zones to nurture businesses.

Mrs Gillan said she hopes the Labour government in Cardiff "gets a wiggle on and gets the details (about enterprise zones) out to businesses".

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