HC Deb 06 April 1971 vol 815 c112W
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.