HC Deb 04 July 1983 vol 45 c6W
Mr. Boyes

asked the Prime Minister if she will consider appointing a Minister with special responsibility for the north; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

No. Such an appointment would bring no extra resources to the region and would complicate the machinery of government. The necessary co-ordination can be achieved by co-operation between existing departments and agencies.