HC Deb 07 March 1955 vol 538 c11W
Mr. Beswick

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what changes have been made to the composition of the boards of the British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways since 1951; on what date each of the changes was made; and in what form, and when, the changes were announced to Parliament.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The following changes have been made:


Mr. Basil Smallpeice—appointed 30th September, 1953.

Sir Clement Jones, C.B.—retired 31st March, 1954.

Major-General Lord Rennell of Rodd, K.B.E., C.B.—appointed 1st April, 1954.


Sir Arnold Overton, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., M.C.—appointed 19th November, 1953.

The List of members of public boards presented annually to Parliament has disclosed these changes. Mr. Smallpeice's and Sir Arnold Overton's appointments were also referred to by my predecessor in debate on 27th October, 1953.