HC Deb 03 February 1981 vol 998 c78W
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