Mr. Edward Heath, who became the new British Prime Minister when the Conservatives were returned?
Mr. Edward Heath, who became the new British Prime Minister when the Conservatives were returned to power in the General Election of June 18, was host today (June 23) at the first meeting of his new Cabinet at Number 10 Downing Street.
Among the new Ministers were stalwarts of previous conservative administrations, men like Mr. Reginald Maudling, the new Home Secretary, Mr. Ian Macleod, the new Chancellor of the Exchequer and Foreign Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home, who arrived with the Minister in Charge of Britain's Common Market negotiations, Mr. Anthony Barber.
Mr. Quintin Hogg is the new Lord Chancellor.
The first meeting at Number 10 was devoted to a preliminary look at some of the problems facing the country, which include a National Dock strike threatened for July the 14th.
The new ministers were also giving first reports on what they had found in their individual departments, and considering what was to go in the Queen's speech to Parliament on July the second, the first public statement of the new Government's programme.