HC Deb 10 December 1925 vol 189 cc650-1
47. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Prime Minister if he will circulate a statement showing the size of the Cabinet in some of the leading countries: and, in view of the changes which had to be made during the War, if he will consider the appointment of a Parliamentary Committee to investigate the whole question of the size of the Cabinet?


The answer to both parts of the question is in the negative. My hon. and gallant Friend could, I think, obtain the information which he desires by consulting some of the annual books of reference, and I do not think that the labour involved in the preparation of such a statement would be justified by its results.

Commander BELLAIRS

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the British Cabinet is the largest in the world? I beg to give notice that I propose to call attention to this question at the earliest possible moment.

Forward to