§ 77. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
asked the Minister of Transport the names, qualifications, salaries and expenses allowances of all persons so far appointed by him to the Transport Commission, and to the executives set up under it.
§ Mr. Callaghan
A statement of the names of the Members of the British Transport Commission and of the salaries and allowances authorised was laid before the House on 21st October, 1947. I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT a statement giving the other information for which the hon. Member asks.
Following is the statement:159W
BRITISH TRANSPORT COMMISSION. Name. Position at time of appointment. CHAIRMAN: Sir Cyril Hurcomb, G.C.B., K.B.E. Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Chairman of Electricity Commission. Past President of the Institute of Transport. MEMBERS: Whole-time: Rt. Hon. Lord Ashfield Chairman of the London Passenger Transport Board from its inception. Past President of the Institute of Transport. Mr. John Benstead, C.B.E. General Secretary, National Union of Railwaymen. Lord Rusholme General Secretary, Co-operative Union Limited. Sir William Wood, K.B.E President of the Executive, London Midland and Scottish Railway. Past President of the Institute of Transport. Part-time; Captain Sir Ian Bolton, Bart., O.B.E. A member of McClelland, Ker and Company, Chartered Accountants of Glasgow and London and a Director of London Midland and Scottish Railway and other public companies. RAILWAY EXECUTIVE. Name. Position at time of appointment. CHAIRMAN: Sir Eustace Missenden, O.B.E. General Manager, Southern Railway. MEMBERS: Whole-time: General Sir William Slim, G.B.E., K.C.B., D.S.O., M.C Commandant of Imperial Defence College. Mr. W. P. Allen, C.B.E. General Secretary, Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen. Mr. V. M. Barrington Ward, C.B.E., D.S.O. Divisional General Manager, London and North Eastern Railway. Mr. D. Blee Chief Commercial Manager, Great Western Railway. Mr. R. A. Riddles, C.B.E. Vice-President of the Executive, London Midland and Scottish Railway. Mr. J. C. L. Train, M.C, M.I.C.E. Chief Engineer, London and North Eastern Railway. Part-time: Mr. C. Nevile Chairman of Economic Committee of the National Farmers' Union. Sir Wilfrid Ayre Member of the Iron and Steel Board. Member of the Advisory Panel of the Finance Corporation for Industry. Chairman and Managing Director of Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Limited, and Director of other public companies. Past President of Shipbuilding Conference. LONDON TRANSPORT EXECUTIVE. Name. Position at time of appointment. CHAIRMAN: Rt. Hon. Lord Latham Member of the London Passenger Transport Board. Chairman of Singer Motors Limited, and of various other public companies. MEMBERS: Whole-time: Mr. John Cliff Member of London Passenger Transport Board. Until 1933 Assistant General Secretary of Transport and General Workers' Union. Mr. A. H. Grainger Solicitor, London Passenger Transport Board. Mr. L. C. Hawkins Comptroller, London Passenger Transport Board. Mr. A. B. B. Valentine Operating Manager (Railways), London Passenger Transport Board. Part-time: Sir Richard Burbidge, Bt., C.B.E. Chairman of Harrods and other public companies. Sir Edward Hardy Member of London Passenger Transport Board. Chairman of Kent County Council since 1936. Deputy Chairman of Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee. Mr. T. E. Williams Director, Co-operative Wholesale Society.
DOCKS AND INLAND WATERWAYS EXECUTIVE. Name Position at lime of appointment. CHAIRMAN: Sir Reginald Hill, K.B.E., C B. Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Transport. MEMBERS: Whole-time. Mr. Robert Davidson General Manager and Engineer, Leeds and Liverpool Canal Company. Mr. John Donovan National Secretary of Docks Group of Transport and General Workers' Union. Member of the National Dock Labour Board Sir Robert Letch Served with Port of London Authority since 1915. Regional Port Director for Scotland, 1941–42, and for North Western Area of England, 1942–45. Chairman of National Association of Port Employers and Joint Chairman of the National Joint Council for the Port Transport Industry. Part-time. Mr. George Cadbury Chairman of the Severn Carrying Company. A River Severn Commissioner. Sir Hector McNeill Lord Provost of Glasgow. Member of Clyde Navigation Trust Regional Port Director for Scotland, 1945–46. Sir Ernest Murrant, K.C.M.G., M.B.E. President of Chamber of Shipping of the United Kingdom Chairman of Furness Withy and Company, Limited, and other public companies.