§ Mr. Snape
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what criteria he uses in deciding whether to meet delegations himself or to arrange for them to meet other Ministers in his Department.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
My hon. Friends and I try to meet as many delegations as possible. The decision as to who should meet a particular delegation is taken according to the circumstances of each case and in the light of our respective work loads and the special responsibilities of my hon. Friends.