HC Deb 27 July 1960 vol 627 c155W
96. Mr. Benn

asked the Minister of Transport Why he has ruled that members of municipal transport committees are to be debarred from nomination as traffic commissioners or deputies; and if will make a statement of his policy in this matter.

Mr. Marples

I have asked nominating local authorities to bear in mind that a conflict of interest could sometimes arise from the appointment of a member of a Municipal Transport Committee as a traffic commissioner or deputy. But I have made no ruling against their nomination, and I shall regard any such nominees as available for appointment in suitable cases in future as in the past.

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