20 DECEMBER 1930, Page 3

The New French Government

Last Saturday a new French Ministry was formed by M. Steeg, a Radical Senator and former Prime Minister, whose administrative work in Algeria and Morocco is well known. M. Barthou and M.- Laval had failed to

form Governments and M. Stecg's success was rather contrary to expectation. M. Tardicu's late Government drew its support from the Centre and Right Centre, but M. Steeg has had to move distinctly to the Left. There are six ex-Prime Ministers in the new Ministry. It is, indeed, exceptionally well furnished with familiar names. M. Briand remains to conduct foreign affairs.