GREAT BRITAIN: The New Cabinet

Prime Minister Clement R. Attlee all but completed his Government. But he had had to scrape the Labor Party barrel for experienced talent.

By week's end the ministerial list (senior and junior) numbered 68. At least 23 of 30 senior appointees had held public office before, most of them in Parliament. Nine of them are ex-miners. Only two attended Eton, only 13 went to college. Their average age was 60—three years older than the Churchill Cabinet average and 20 years older than the new Labor M.P. average. Outstanding among the new appointments:

¶ First Lord of the Admiralty Albert V....

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