HC Deb 01 July 1968 vol 767 c1066
5. Mr. Marten

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity how many staff in her Department are engaged on duties connected with her work as First Secretary.

Mrs. Castle

None can be separately identified.

Mr. Marten

What has the Minister done in her office as First Secretary? What is the job of First Secretary? Is it merely a status symbol?

Mrs. Castle

As the hon. Member knows full well, these are matters for the Prime Minister, and I have nothing to add to what the Prime Minister told the hon. Member for Harrow, West (Mr. John Page) on 21st May.