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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Paymaster-General – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st August 1966.

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Photo of Mr George Wigg Mr George Wigg , Dudley 12:00 am, 1st August 1966

That, again, is a question which should be put to the Prime Minister. [HON. MEMBERS: "Why?"] It is customary, I understand, under all Administrations that Ministers without Portfolio perform such duties as the Prime Minister may direct. That applied in the last Administration as in this. If hon. Members are curious as to my responsibilities, they should therefore ask the Prime Minister. On the point about my negative Answer, I have no responsi- bility for departmental information. I have answered by giving the correct answer—and that is "No, Sir".