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THE CABINET IN COUNCIL. MINISTERIAL PLANS. Meetings of toe Cabinet were liekl at 10, Downing-street. «<;« Thursday and fr day. The arrival <»f Mi-'i-i -rs yas by crowd-of si><h,H,rs. The proceedings on Friday were somewhat longer than on the previous c'av. The Prime Xliulsv-er go to Brighton to see the King on F<sday, as had beeoi ex- pected in semi; utun-In the afternoon Mr. and Mrs* AH¡ n irh went out for a motor drive. They r"vr-v.-d to Down;ng-«troet at about 4.0û, iu woe evening they dined out. In the afternoon Mr. Churchill visited Mr. Lloyd George at 1.1, Downing-strcet, and It<!y were joined by Sir Edward Grey. Mr. lial- danc, Viscount Mersey, Mr. MKenna, Colonel Seely. alid others, including Mr. A. IT. D. Aciand. a former Minister of Educa- tion. Mr. As:"iui,t?i was not present at this gathering. There was throughout the day Or frequent exchange of Ministerial visits in the various Government Departments. During the dltyML'. Pease, the defeatedl Chief Liberal Whin, paid visits to the Pre- mier's official resideuce and the Chief office. i It is authoritatively stuped that a Bill limiting the veto of the House of Lords will be announced as the chicf legislative work of the rear. The Budget, however, will be the first business after the Address has been voted, and, if nothing happc to thwart Ministerial plans, it. will be, sent to the Lords, without discussion, by a single iution, LIBERAL WHIP'S WARNING. Mr. John M. Fuller, M.P., one of the Gov- ernment Whips, speaking at Trowbridge 011 Saturday night, said he was free to admit that in the last three davs difficulties had arisen which made it quite possible that tho House of Cornuvms would reject the Budgets He urged tlieui to keep their weajxflu# sharp and their powder dry. They did not know what was immediately in store for them, as there never had been a time wh4!1I the two great parties of the State had beeit so eaually balanced in the House of Commo as at the present day. They might have to fight another election on am is6-ue of supreme* importance to the democracy of the country before many months were over. CABINET CHANGES. The following changes in the Ministry were officially announced on Monday night: Home Secretary Mr. Churchill. President Board of Trade. Mr. Buxton. Chancellor of Duchy. Mr. J. A. Pease. Postmaster-General Mr. H. Samuel. Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip), The Master of Elibajik, M.P. None of these changes, except the finding of a seat for Mr. Pea-se, who was defeated in the General Election, will involve a by-election. I The office of Patronage Secretary is in the dis- I possl of the Comnrissioners of the Treasury, and is not, therefore an office of profit under the Crown, while the other appointments, except that of Mr. Pease, are merely transfers from one office of profit to another. The appointments complete the Cabinet leaving the tfeider-Secretary ships to be filled up after the meeting of Parliament. LABOUR PARTY'S POSITION. Mr. Keir Hardie, speaking at Mountain Ash, South Wales, on Monday night, said he held to his prediction that there will not be another election for two years. The elections had cost a great deal of money. He believedf the Conservative party had spent £ 500,009 out of the party exchequer. The Liberal party also had spent a. considerable sum. Those parties must find it difficult, rich though their supporters must be, to get to- gether another sum like that in such a short ,3 space. For financial reasons also he did not think the Irish party wanted an election. So the probabilities were that some kipd of understanding would be patched up whereby this Parliament would be allowed to drag ittt existence on sufferance for perhaps two Sessions. At the present time his own opinion was that the Labour party would support the Government in any course it might take in connection with the Budget or the House of Lords. But one thing they would try to do. When the House of Lords ca.mc before the Commons they would onoe x more give the country a lead by demanding, that the House of Lords itself should bØ swept away. s-