HC Deb 15 November 1979 vol 973 c684W
Q19. Mr Soley

asked the Prime Minister whether she will appoint a Minister for Children.

Q35. Mr. Ray Powell

asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the fact that this is the International Year of the Child, she will reconsider her decision and appoint a Minister for Children.

The Prime Minister

No. It is obviously essential that there should be co-ordination between Ministers concerned with children, but it remains my view that the appointment of a separate Minister for Children would not be the best way of serving their interests.

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