§ Mr. Ernest Davies
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he can now make a statement on the Chairmanship of the London Transport Executive.
§ Mr. Watkinson
I have decided, after consultation with the Chairman of the British Transport Commission, to appoint Mr. A. B. B. Valentine to be Chairman of the London Transport Executive in succession to Sir John Elliot who is retiring on 30th June, 1959. I should like to take this opportunity of paying a tribute to the great service that Sir John Elliot has rendered as Chairman of L.T.E. for nearly six years. The new Chairman will bring to bear on the problems that face him an outstanding knowledge derived from many years of experience of London Transport. I am sure we all wish him well in his most responsible task.