§ 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 651 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?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
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.