• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR HAROLD WILSON, TODAY (SATURDAY) TACKLED HI NEW LABOURED GOVERNMENT'S MOST DIFFICULT AND PRESSING PROBLEM BY CALLING IN HIS "INNER CABINET" FOR AN URGENT SURVEY OF THE NATION'S ECONOMIC STRENGTH.

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    THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR HAROLD WILSON, TODAY (SATURDAY) TACKLED HI NEW LABOURED GOVERNMENT'S MOST DIFFICULT AND PRESSING PROBLEM BY CALLING IN HIS "INNER CABINET" FOR AN URGENT SURVEY OF THE NATION'S ECONOMIC STRENGTH. A STREAM OF PARTY LEADERS CALLED AT NO.10 DOWNING STREET, THE PRIME MINSTER'S LONDON RESIDENCE.

    THE 48-YEAR-OLD LEADER PLUNGED INTO HIS FIRST FULL DAY OF OFFICE BY GIVING TOP PRIORITY TO THESE TALKS -- EVEN BEFORE COMPLETING HIS CABINET.

    MR WILSON YESTERDAY ACCEPTED QUEEN ELIZABETH'S INVITATION TO FORM AN ADMINISTRATIONS AFTER THURSDAY'S NARROW ELECTION VICTORY AND QUICKLY NAMED SIX KEY CABINET POSTS FROM AMONG HIS LABOUR PARTY TEAM.

    THE TOP SENIOR APPOINTMENTS WENT TO MR PATRICK GORDON WALKER, AGED 57, AS FOREIGN SECRETARY, AND GEORGE BROWN, 50, FIRST SECRETARY OF STATE AND MINISTER OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS. MR BROWN, IN EFFECT, BECAME DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER.

    OTHER POSTS WENT TO JAMES CALLAGHAN, 52, CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (FINANCE MINISTER): DENNIS HEALEY, 47, DEFENCE SECRETARY; HERBERT BOWDEN, 59 LORD PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL AND LEADER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS (MAJORITY LEADER) AND LORD GARDINER, 64 LORD CHANCELLOR, IN WHICH CAPACITY HE IS HEAD OF THE JUDICIARY AND CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2BYFUZI9PBQL8P57D91MRV250
    Media URN:
    VLVA2BYFUZI9PBQL8P57D91MRV250
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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