10 APRIL 1920, Page 2

Several Cabinet changes were announced last Saturday. Mr. Macpherson, who

on the previous Monday had given the House of Commons to understand that he would be the last Chief Secretary for Ireland, was. appointed to the Ministry of Pensions and was- succeeded at the Irish Office by Sir Hamar Greenwood. Sir' L. Worthington Evans, on leaving the Pensions Ministry after a very brief tenure, became Minister without Portfolio in succession to Mr. Barnes. Mr. F. G. Kellaway succeeded Sir Hamar Greenwood in the Overseas Trade Depart- ment. Sir James Craig was appointed Financial Secretary of the Admiralty. Lord Londonderry took the Under-Secretaryship of the Air Department, in place of Major Tryon, who was trans- ferred to a similar post at the Pensions Ministry. It is thought that Mr. Kellaway's departure from the Ministry of Munitions portends the closing of that office, which has ceased to be necessary, but bureaucrats cling like limpeta to their chairs.