HC Deb 10 December 1957 vol 579 cc112-3W
Mr. F. Noel-Baker

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether his attention has been drawn to a resolution of the Fifth National Conference of Parish Councillors that the local government commissions should include a reasonable number of members with first-hand experience and knowledge of rural life derived from actual residence in the countryside for a number of years; and whether he will ensure that the commissions do in fact contain persons who are qualified in the manner suggested in the resolution.

Mr. H. Brooke

My attention has been drawn to this resolution. It is, I think, too early to discuss the particular qualifications to be sought in individual members of the Commissions; but I certainly hope to find people whose experience is relevant to all aspects of the work.