§ Mr. Rippon
asked the Prime Minister how many Ministers, Ministers of State and Parliamentary Secretaries, respectively, there were in Mr. Atlee's Administration in 1951 and Sir Alec Douglas-Home's in 1964; and what are the current comparable figures.
§ The Prime Minister
The figures, as at January in each year, are as follows:
1951 1964 1981 Cabinet Ministers 17 23 22 Ministers of State and other senior Ministers not in the Cabinet 16 16 29 Parliamentary Secretaries and their equivalents 31 34 31