§ Mr. William Wilson
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs whether he will make a statement about the chairmanship of the West Midlands Economic Planning Council.
§ Mr. M. Stewart
I regret to say that Sir Joseph Hunt, M.B.E., has decided that he must relinquish the Chairmanship of the West Midlands Economic Planning Council, owing to the increase in his business commitments outside the Region.
I have been fortunate in being able to secure as his successor Mr. Adrian Cadbury, Chairman of Cadbury Brothers 136W Limited, who has accepted my invitation to serve as Chairman of the Planning Council from the middle of April.