HC Deb 30 March 1950 vol 473 cc553-4
35. Mr. C. S. Taylor

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will announce the names of those who have been invited to serve on the British Travel and Holidays Association; giving, in addition, the interest each person represents.

Mr. H. Wilson

With the hon. Member's permission, I will circulate the names in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Taylor

Is the Minister satisfied that all those interested in tourism are represented adequately?

Mr. Wilson

No, I think it will be very difficult for all those who are interested in tourism to be represented on a Board of only 20 members, the more so as seven of the members elected by the Travel Association can hardly be regarded as fully representative of the interests principally concerned.

Following are those to be appointed by the President of the Board of Trade:

Sir Alexander Maxwell (Chairman).

Mr. Stanley Adams (Chairman, Thos. Cook & Son Ltd. and Pullman Car Co. Ltd. and other companies).

Mr. R. W. Batten (Chairman of North Hotels).

Mr. R. H. Hacker (Chief Officer, Continental Railway Executive).

Mr. B. H. Russell (a director of the Cunard Steamship Co. Ltd.).

Mr. B. A. Salmon (a managing director of J. Lyons & Co. Ltd.).

Mr. E. W. Wimble, C.B.E. (formerly Secretary and General Manager of the Workers' Travel Association).

Mr. Hugh Wontner, M.V.O. (Chairman of Savoy Hotel Ltd.).

Mr. Norman Wood (a director of the Co-operative Wholesale Society, Ltd.).

Following are those elected by the Travel Association:

Alderman A. E. Davies, J.P. (an Alderman of the London County Council).

Alderman A. E. Sherman, J.P. (a member of the City Council of Liverpool).

Captain C. E. H. Master, J.P. (Chairman of Friary, Holroyd & Healy's Brewers Ltd.).

Mr. Samuel Hodson (Clerk to the Paignton Urban District Council).

Mr. E. L. Taylor (an executive of the British Electric Traction Co.).

Mr. S. Plowden Roberts (Managing Director of Cox & Kings (Agents) Ltd.).

Mr. James Forbes (a director of Eastern Tea Companies).

The Northern Ireland Tourist Board have appointed their Chairman, Mr. J. Nelson McMillan. The appointments by the Scottish and Welsh Tourist Boards have not yet been made.