Last week, Michael Gove, the Aberdonian Education Secretary, who attended state and fee-paying schools in Scotland, said it was "ridiculous" there were so many privately-educated people at the top of the Coalition.
Now his Conservative colleague Baroness Warsi has supported Mr Gove's observation in a TV appearance.
"Michael was making an incredibly serious point that it can't be right that the 7% of kids who go to independent school end up at the top tables, not just of politics, but banking, and law, and every other profession.
"What Michael wants to create is a first class, world class state system which means that in future years you will have more pupils from state schools, people like me, around the Cabinet table, and in that I fully support Michael Gove," the UK Faith and Communities minister insisted.
Among fellow Old Etonians around the Prime Minister are his Chief of Staff, Ed Llewellyn; the head of his Policy Unit, Jo Johnson; Minister for Government Policy, Oliver Letwin; and George Osborne's chief economic adviser, Rupert Harrison. The Chancellor and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg were also privately educated.