HC Deb 25 February 1965 vol 707 cc145-6W
Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will now announce the composition of the Scottish Economic Planning Council.

Mr. Ross

The following have accepted my invitation to serve as members of the Scottish Economic Planning Council:

Vice-Chairman George Middleton, Esq., C.B.E., Chairman, Scottish Bard for Industry.


  • Councillor James Aiton, Convener, Lanark County Council.
  • H. Ballantyne, Esq., Managing Director, D. Ballantyne & Bros. Ltd., Peebles; Member, Board of Trade Advisory Committee under Local Employment Acts.
  • George Bell Barker, Esq., Assistant Secretary, Nobel Division, I.C.I. Ardeer.
  • W. R. R. Bruce, Esq., Director, W. G. Grant & Co. Ltd., Dundee.
  • P. Connor, Esq., Regional Officer, Amalgamated Engineering Union.
  • Dr. S. C. Curran, Principal & Vice-Chancellor, Strathclyde University.
  • G. Dunlop, Esq., Vice-President, National Farmers' Union of Scotland.
  • Provost W. F. Dunnet, Provost, Wick.
  • G. R. Gay, Esq., Chairman, St. Cuthbert's Co-operative Association, Edinburgh.
  • W. D. H. Gregson, Esq., Assistant General Manager, Ferranti Ltd.; Member of the Economic Development Committee for the Electronics Industry.
  • J. Jack, Esq., General Secretary, General Council, Scottish Trades Union Congress.
  • J. Gibson Kerr, Esq., C.B.E., Agent and Clerk, Convention of Royal Burghs.
  • A. Kitson, Esq., General Secretary, Scottish Commercial Motormen's Union.
  • Treasurer R. S. Lennox, Treasurer, Aberdeen Corporation.
  • Councillor T. McCalmont. Member, Joint Advisory Panel for the Building and Civil Engineering Industries in Scotland.
  • Councillor R. McCutcheon, Convener of Town Planning Committee, Glasgow Corporation.
  • Councillor J. G. Methven, Convener, Midlothian County Council.
  • A. R. Miller, Esq., Chairman, Motherwell Bridge (Holdings) Ltd.
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  • Sir Steuart Mitchell, K.B.E., C.B., Chairman, Economic Development Committee for Machine Tool Industry.
  • W. Scholes, Esq., Chairman, General Council, Scottish Trades Union Council.
  • H. Whitson, Esq., Chairman, Melville, Dundas & Whitson Ltd.
  • One or two additional members may be appointed later.

I myself or one of my Ministerial colleagues in the Scottish Office will take the Chair whenever possible.

The terms of reference of the Council are as follows:

  1. (a) to assist in the formulation of plans for the development of the Scottish economy, having regard to the best use of Scotland's resources;
  2. (b) to advise on the steps necessary for implementing the plans on the basis of information and assessments provided by the Scottish Economic Planning Board;
  3. (c) to advise on the regional implications of national economic policies.

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