24 OCTOBER 1908, Page 3

Two further Ministerial appointments were announced on Tuesday. The vacancy

created by Lord Fitzmaurice's pro- motion to to Cabinet rank has been filled by the appointment of Mr. T. McKinnon Wood as Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Charles Trevelyan succeeding him as Parliamen- tary Secretary to the Board of Education. Mr. McKinnon Wood only entered Parliament in 1906, but for fifteen years he was one of the most prominent members of the London County Council, acting as leader of the Progressives for many years, and holding the post of Chairman in 1898-99. While his industry and ability are beyond question, his long and exclusive association with municipal politics renders his selection for his new post a complete surprise. Mr. Charles Trevelyan is the eldest son of Sir George Trevelyan, and has been in Parliament since 1899.