HC Deb 30 May 1960 vol 624 c993
38. Mr. Chetwynd

asked the Minister of Aviation whether he will make a statement on appointments to the Board of the British Overseas Airways Corporation.

Mr. Rippon

My right hon. Friend has no appointments to announce at present.

Mr. Chetwynd

Can the hon. Gentleman say what is happening, as there have already been inspired leaks in the Press about the appointment of a chairman? As the deputy chairman's post is still vacant and the chairman is retiring next year, is it not high time that an announcement was made, and when the appointments are made should they not be full-time?

Mr. Rippon

I can assure the hon. Gentleman that there have been no inspired leaks. My right hon. Friend will publish any appointments as soon as they are made.