HC Deb 09 March 1972 vol 832 cc391-2W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will give details of the Chairman and Commissioners of the Development Commission, the qualifications of the chairman, the salary and expenses received and similar details for each of the commissioners, stating how many meetings were held during the past 12 months; and what is the duty and work of this commission.

Mr. Peter Walker

The Development Commissioners are:—

  • The Countess of Albemarle, D.B.E., D.Litt., D.C.L., LL.D. (Chairman).
  • Mr. G. N. Bowman-Shaw.
  • Mrs. Gwyneth Evans.
  • Mr. J. P. R. Glyn.
  • Sir Jack Longland, M.A.
  • Mr. W. Scholes.
  • Mr. W. B. Swan, C.B.E., T.D., J.P.
  • Dr. R. C. Tress, C.B.E.
All are unpaid with the exception of the Chairman, who receives an honorarium of £1,000 per annum. Normal Government rules apply for the payment of their expenses. The commissioners have held five meetings during the past 12 months. Their main concern is to strengthen the economy of rural areas with the aid of assistance from the Development Fund. accidents during the last five years has there been found to be a connection with alcohol on the part of one or more of those involved.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

The information is not available in the form requested but the numbers of drivers involved in injury accidents in the years 1968 to 1971 whose breath tests gave positive results were as follows: