HC Deb 11 October 1976 vol 917 c60W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Prime Minister what additional responsibilities, if any, he has assigned to the Minister for Overseas Development since August.

The Prime Minister

None, although my right hon. Friend will undertake additional duties within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office so that a second Cabinet Minister will be available to deal with the extra burdens arising from the Presidency of the EEC, which falls to the United Kingdom on 1st January 1977, and the Commonwealth Conference.