§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Minister of Technology if he will announce the names of the members of the Metrication Board and the length of their appointment in each case.
§ Mr. Benn
I have appointed Lord Ritchie-Calder as Chairman and Lord Bessborough as Deputy Chairman of the Metrication Board for a period of three years in the first instance from 1st March, 1969. Mr. Gordon Bowen's appointment as director and member of the Board is for five years in the first instance from the same date.
Invitations which have been sent to other potential members of the Board offer appointment for a period of two years.