§ Q11. Mr. Patrick Jenkin
asked the Prime Minister whether he will transfer to the Minister of Social Security responsibility for meeting the social costs involved in the policy of pit closures.
§ The Prime Minister
As the hon. Member will know, a number of Departments have responsibilities in this field. I can see no advantage in bringing this work together under my right hon. Friend the Minister of Social Security, but of course if the hon. Member has any particular points to make I would be happy to consider them.