HC Deb 01 August 1952 vol 504 cc214-5W
Mr. E. Wakefield

asked the Minister of Supply what consultations he has held with the heavy electrical plant industry with a view to increasing the contribution of that industry to the export drive.

Mr. Sandys

I have constituted a Heavy Electrical Plant Consultative Council, under my chairmanship, with the following terms of referenceto provide a means of regular consultation between the Government and the Heavy Electrical Plant industry on matters affecting the well being of the industry and its contribution to the national economy.

This Consultative Council replaces the Heavy Electrical Plant Committee whose meetings were discontinued in July, 1950. The members of the Council are:

Electrical Plant Manufacturers:

  • Mr. E. H. Ball,
  • Mr. I. R. Cox,
  • Sir Claude Gibb,
  • Sir George Nelson,
  • Sir Harry Railing,
  • Mr. B. H. Leeson,

Water Tube Boiler Manufacturers:

  • Mr. C. K. F. Hague,
  • Mr. F. G. Mitchell,
  • Mr. F. G. Penny,
  • Mr. E. W. Thompson,
  • Mr. W. E. Young,
  • Mr. K. J. McKillop.

British Electricity Authority:

  • Sir John Hacking,
  • Mr. I. A. Pask,
  • Sir Henry Self.

Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions:

  • Mr. E. Foulkes,
  • Mr. E. J. Hill.

Representatives of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board and Government Departments attend meetings as appropriate.