§ 7. Dr. Edmund Marshall
asked the Minister of Transport what criteria he 1268 employs in the choice of members of local advisory boards of the British Transport Docks Board.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I appoint members whose experience and local knowledge appear to me to be best suited to the local boards' needs.
§ Dr. Marshall
When does the Minister expect to fill the vacancy that has arisen on the Humber advisory board by a nominee from the Goole chamber of commerce and shipping?
§ Mr. Clarke
I assume that the next step will be that the Goole and district chamber of commerce will put forward a new representative. I regret that steps that have so far been taken, whereby one of the original nominees was appointed by me and the hon. Gentleman then led a campaign against him inside the chamber to force him to resign.
For some reason that commendable candidate has been somewhat shabbily treated in the locality.