HC Deb 06 July 1965 vol 715 c1344
Q3. Sir F. Bennett

asked the Prime Minister whether he will appoint an additional Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department of Economic Affairs.

The Prime Minister

No, Sir.

Sir F. Bennett

Will the Prime Minister consider this again? Does he realise that but for a very handsome apology, which we all appreciate, which has just appeared on the tape, my supplementary question would have been very different? I content myself today with expressing the hope that henceforth there will be rather fewer of these weekend diatribes and more concentration by the First Secretary of State on his duties.

The Prime Minister

As the hon. Gentleman's Question has been down for about eight weeks, I congratulate him on the prescience with which he formulated his supplementary question at that time. But I must restrain the enthusiasm of the hon. Gentleman and his hon. Friends for trying to increase the number of Ministers.