§ Lord Rippon of Hexham
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many Ministers now have Parliamentary Secretaries and how this figure compares with those for 1964 and 1974.
§ The Lord Privy Seal (Lord Belstead)
There are at present 46 Parliamentary Private Secretaries appointed by Ministers, three of whom each act as Parliamentary Secretary to two Ministers. We do not have comparable information for the other years in question.