Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the gentleman appointed to this post in the Eastern counties is getting both appointments, one in London and the other in the Eastern counties?
Regional Transport Commissioners are required by the terms of their appointment to devote the whole of their time to the duties of their post, but, as a temporary arrangement, the recently appointed Commissioner for the Eastern Region has continued to supervise a piece of special work on which he was previously engaged. As I have just informed the lion. Baronet the Member for South Aberdeen (Sir D. Thomson), this arrangement will shortly come to an end.