§ 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.
§ 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.