HC Deb 22 April 1982 vol 22 c123W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Prime Minister if, to ensure that Commonwealth relations are separately represented in Cabinet, she will set up a separate Commonwealth Relations Office.

The Prime Minister

No. I regard Britain's relations with the rest of the Commonwealth as important, but believe that the present arrangements for handling them are satisfactory. Responsibility already rests with a Cabinet Minister, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.