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Lord Chancellor's Department

Volume 974: debated on Tuesday 27 November 1979

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Q12.

asked the Prime Minister whether she will appoint an hon. Member to be a junior Minister assisting the Lord Chancellor in his administrative and parliamentary responsibilities.

No. The Lord Chancellor's main responsibilities are personal to himself; too few could be delegated to justify the appointment of a further Minister to answer for him in this House in addition to the Law Officers.