§ Q1. Mr. Hamling
asked the Prime Minister what representations he has received about the appointment of regional Ministers; and what replies he has sent.
§ Mr. Maudling
I have been asked to reply.
Certain hon. Members opposite have suggested that my right hon. Friend should appoint a Minister with special responsibility for the Northern Region. He has explained that the present allocation of responsibility to Ministers with statutory functions and executive power is a more effective means of dealing with the problems of the regions.