HC Deb 06 November 1968 vol 772 c119W
Mr. Murray

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity whether she has yet appointed an industrialist to act as an adviser on forces resettlement, as mentioned in the Statement on Defence Policy published in July.

Mrs. Castle

Yes. Mr. Cyril Alfred Roberts, C.B.E., has accepted this appointment on an honorary basis for a period of two years. After a distinguished career in the Army during the last war, Mr. Roberts served the National Coal Board for 21 years as Under-Secretary, Secretary and finally as Board Member for Staff. He is now a director of various concerns in the engineering field. He is a Fellow, and Member of Council, of the British Institute of Management. He is thus well qualified to act as adviser, and I am very grateful to him for agreeing to do so.