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Commonwealth Relations

Volume 22: debated on Thursday 22 April 1982

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asked the Prime Minister if, to ensure that Commonwealth relations are separately represented in Cabinet, she will set up a separate Commonwealth Relations Office.

No. I regard Britain's relations with the rest of the Commonwealth as important, but believe that the present arrangements for handling them are satisfactory. Responsibility already rests with a Cabinet Minister, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.