14 FEBRUARY 1941, Page 3

Many members are on active service ; to this no

possible exception can be taken, but there is a tendency to appoint more and more Junior Ministers to places of profit under the Crown, with salaries of Major-Generals. The practice started early in the present Government when certain additional posts were created almost for special persons. Now it is becoming common to add Ministers to departments, Pensions, Home Security, Labour, Scotland, Agriculture, for a number of undefined and mixed reascns. In some cases it would seem as if an attempt was being made to balance parties.