Area Consultative Councils (Representation)

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th November 1955.

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Photo of Mr Graham Page Mr Graham Page , Crosby 12:00 am, 16th November 1955

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will recognise chambers of trade as responsible bodies for nominating persons to serve on area transport consultative councils.

Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames

These councils include representatives of commerce, and I would not wish to upset their balance of membership by increasing it. In appropriate cases I am prepared to consider inviting the views of chambers of trade in connection with appointments to these councils.