§ 2.35 p.m.
My Lords, I beg to ask the Government the question standing in my name on the Order Paper.
§ [The question was as follows:
§ To ask His Majesty's Government when they intend to implement the provisions of Clause 6 of the Transport Act and set up consultative committees of users and whether the Minister, in so doing, will make certain that two additional members, really representative of the travelling public, will be recommended for such consultative committees.]
§ THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR COLONIAL AFFAIRS (THE EARL OF LISTOWEL)
My Lords, the Minister of Transport is about to invite nominations for the Central Transport Consultative Committee for Great Britain from the national bodies representative of the interests concerned. He proposes to appoint on this body two additional members, who will be the persons to be designated as the Chairmen of the Transport Users Consultative Committees for Scotland and for Wales. When setting up the transport users consultative committees for various areas he will have fully in mind the assurance given in this matter to the noble Lord opposite on July 9, 1947.
My Lords, arising out of the noble Earl's answer, I should like to ask him whether he is aware that we have in London a body called the London Passengers' Association, which is the sort of body that is eminently suitable for the selection of one of these additional members.
§ THE EARL OF LISTOWEL
I have no doubt that my right honourable friend will bear that organisation in mind.