§ Dame Irene Ward
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make an announcement on the chairmanship of the Northern Economic Planning Council.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
I have appointed Dr. W. Reid, C.B.E., as Chairman of the Northern Economic Planning Council with effect from 1st April. Dr. Reid will succeed Mr. T. D. Smith, D.C.L., who will226W have completed his term of office on 31st March.