HC Deb 11 June 1997 vol 295 c465W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Prime Minister for what reasons the responsibilities of the previous Deputy Prime Minister in respect of the implementation and presentation of Government policy have been allocated to the Minister without Portfolio. [2836]

The Prime Minister

[holding reply Tuesday 10 June]: I cannot answer for the last Government's arrangements. As regards the role of the Minister without Portfolio, I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave to the hon. Member for Worthing, West (Mr. Bottomley) on 3 June, Official Report, column 134.