HC Deb 07 February 1956 vol 548 cc171-2W
Mr. Maclay

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he is now in a position to announce the appointment of the Scottish Transport Council; and whether he will state its terms of reference and composition.

Mr. Watkinson

Yes. After consultation with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland, I have appointed the Scottish Transport Council with the following terms of referenceTo examine questions of common interest to the transport undertakings which are nationalised, controlled by a nationalised undertaking or State-aided, for the purpose of assisting the persons carrying on those undertakings in the consideration of plans for developing an efficient and co-ordinated system of public transport in Scotland, and to consult as necessary with other transport interests. The composition and membership of the Council is as follows: C. J. D. Shaw, Esq., Q.C., Chairman. William Hughes, Esq., O.B.E., J.P., Lord Provost of Dundee and T. G. Robinson, Esq., Independent members. Captain Sir Ian Bolton, Bart., O.B.E., representing the British Transport Commission. Sir Patrick Dollan, D.L., LL.D., J.P., representing the British European Airways Corporation. Ian P. R. Napier, Esq., M.C., representing D. MacBrayne Ltd. Robert Taylor, Esq., J.P., representing the Scottish Advisory Council for Civil Aviation. Sir John Erskine, C.B.E., D.L., J.P., representing the Transport Users' Consultative Committee for Scotland. M. M. Stuart, Esq., C.I.E., O.B.E., Secretary.

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