§ Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Minister of Transport how many British Railways appointments were made in managerial positions over the past five years from persons outside the industry with no railway experience.
§ Mr. Swingler
The Railways Board informs me that over the past five years, 67 persons from outside the industry and with no previous railway experience have been appointed to managerial positions. Thirty-five of these have filled scientific, engineering and professional posts.