HC Deb 29 May 1963 vol 678 cc146-7W
78. Mr. Callaghan

asked the Minister of Transport when he intends to publish the names of those appointed to serve on the National Ports Council; and if he will ensure that among those appointed, with wide and varied experience of port operation, shipping, commerce, industry, finance, and labour relations, one at least will have firsthand knowledge of the South Wales ports.

Mr. Marples

I expect to make an announcement about the position of the National, Ports Council shortly after the Whitsun Recess. It is my object to secure that the members of the Council have between them a wide knowledge of the factors bearing on the development and operation of ports and of their implications for the economy of the country, rather than to choose them on the basis of their knowledge of particular areas.

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