HC Deb 15 June 1937 vol 325 c203
47. Captain Balfour (for Mr. V. Adams)

asked the Prime Minister whether he will introduce legislation to vest Parliament with control over the appointment and service of British ambassadors to foreign States?

The Prime Minister

No, Sir.

Mr. Garro Jones

Is the Prime Minister aware that out of the 18 foreign Ambassadors 13 were educated at Eton, and if control of these appointments is to be vested in this House, having regard to the fact that there are 104 Members on the other side who were educated at Eton, would not that deprive the odd five of their jobs?

Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

Is it not also a fact that such hon. Members of the Opposition as have been at Eton were put on the Front Opposition Bench?