§ Mr. J. H. Osborn
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the chairmanship of the British Railways Board.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
I am glad to be able to inform the House that the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Greenwich (Mr. Marsh) has accepted my invitation to serve as Chairman of the British Railways Board for a term of five years when the present Chairman's appointment comes to an end in September. He will join the Board in the first instance as full-time Joint Deputy Chairman on 3rd May.