HC Deb 19 October 1972 vol 843 cc122-33W
Mr. John Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the membership of the South-West Economic Planning Council.

Mr. Madel

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the membership of the South-East Economic Planning Council.

Mr. Laurance Reed

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the membership of the North-West Economic Planning Council.

Mr. J. H. Osborn

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the membership of the Yorkshire and Humberside Economic Planning Council.

Major-General Jack d'Avigdor-Goldsmid

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the membership of the West Midlands Economic Planning Council.

Dame Irene Ward

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the membership of the Northern Economic Planning Council.

Mr. Kenneth Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the membership of the East Midland Economic Planning Council.

Sir H. Harrison

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the membership of the East Anglia Economic Planning Council.

Mr. Peter Walker

As is customary each year. I have recently reviewed the membership of all the Economic Planning Councils in England. There are some changes, and I have made a particular point of bringing in some younger members. I am glad to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the excellent work done by those members who have served hitherto.

Following is a full list of members of each council:



J. F. Holman, CBE, Chairman, International Compressed Air Corporation Limited.


B. H. Bailey, JP, District Organisation Officer, National and Local Government Officers' Association. Member, South-West Industrial Development Board.

Lt.-Col. G. H. Briggs, OBE, Chairman, Cornwall Committee of the Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas.

E. A. Brown, MBE, JP, Divisional Organiser, Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers.

D. K. Clarke, CBE, Member of the Conservative Party's Advisory Committee on Policy.

Councillor E. W. H. Clarke, Devon County Council.

D. C. Collins, CBE, Chairman, Westland Aircraft Ltd., Yeovil.

N. R. F. Collins, County Planning Officer, Gloucestershire.

Alderman G. E. H. Creber, Plymouth City Council.

Captain the Right Hon. The Lord Digby, DL, JP, Vice-Lieutenant, Dorsetshire; Dorset County Council.

A. H. F. Fooks, Cornwall District Organiser, National Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers.

D. J. F. Hunt, Solicitor, Bristol.

D. M. Gillespie, Director, Olivers (Barnstaple) Ltd.

Alderman W. W. Jenkins, JP, Bristol City Council.

Alderman Mrs. K. E. Lambert, JP. Chairman, Dorset County Education Committee.

J. I. McKenzie, Managing Director, Sifam Electrical Instrument Company Limited, Torquay.

W. G. Mitchell, Bristol Branch Secretary of SLADE and PW.

N. J. L. Pearce, Town Clerk and Chief Executive, Bath City Council.

Dr. F. R. Oliver, Reader in Economic and Social Statistics, University of Exeter; Member Exeter City Council.

E. M. Owens, OBE, JP, Farmer; Member, Somerset River Authority.

Councillor D. E. Phillips, Cornwall County Council.

N. J. Record, Company Planning Manager, C. and J. Clark Ltd., Street.

Councillor P. M. Robins, Gloucestershire City Council.

The Right Hon the Earl of Shelburne, Wiltshire County Council; Chairman, Calne and Chippenham Rural District Council.

D. A. Smith, JP, Managing Director, Hamworthy Engineering Ltd., Poole.

P. Turnbull, OBE, TD, County Planning Officer, Devon.

W. E. Vince, South-West Area Organiser, Amalgamated Society of Woodcutting Machinists.

Alderman G. Walker, JP, Bristol City Council.

R. F. Walker, Chairman and Managing Director, Walker Crosweller and Company, Ltd., Cheltenham.

C. W. Wilton, Chairman of Rewick, Wilton and Dobson Holdings Ltd., Paignton.

Alderman G. C. Wyndham, JP, Chairman, Somerset County Council.

Some further names will be added at a later date.



Lord Porchester, DL, Alderman, Hampshire County Council.


Alderman C. C. Barker, JP, Hertfordshire County Council; Solicitor.

Councillor G. C. W. Beazley, Bedford Rural District Council; Chartered Surveyor.

R. G. Beldam, Chairman and Managing Director, Beldam Asbestos Co. Ltd.; Member of CBI Council.

R. F. Bennett, Deputy Chairman, London Transport.

Miss J. E. Benton, Member of the National Executive of the Union of Post Office Workers.

R. C. Bloomfield, Director of Oakridge Farms Ltd., and Member of Milk Marketing Board, S.E. Regional Committee.

Councillor W. M. Bryden, JP, Transport Salaried Staffs Association; Westminster City Council.

Councillor A. J. Coles, Gravesend Borough Council; Divisional Organiser, Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers.

J. S. Cripps, CBE, Chairman of the Countryside Commission; Member, Council of the Rural District Councils Association.

Mrs. E. Dennington, CBE, Greater London Council; Chairman of Stevenage Development Corporation.

Councillor R. W. Dixon Smith, Essex County Council; Farmer.

W. R. Doughty, Executive Director of the Cape Asbestos Co. Ltd.; Chairman and Managing Director of Cape Universal Building Products Ltd.

Alderman F. A. Emery-Wallis, Portsmouth City Council.

D. Gladwin, JP, Regional Secretary, General and Municipal Workers' Union (Southern Region).

G. C. Godber, CBE, Clerk to West Sussex County Council.

J. H. P. Griffith, Chartered Accountant, Slough.

Councillor J. D. Grugeon, Kent County Council.

Professor P. G. Hall, Head of Department of Geography, University of Reading.

R. N. Hambro, Director of Hambros Bank Ltd., London.

Alderman N. Harris, Leader of Southend-on-Sea County Borough Council; Chairman and Managing Director, Juno Group of Engineering Companies.

M. Horsman, Chairman, Ralli International Ltd.

C. B. Hill, Manager, Economic Services, British Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd., Cowley.

Mrs. M. R. Keith-Lucas, Canterbury County Borough Council Social Services.

M. L. Kilby, European General Sales Manager, AC Delco Division, General Motors, Ltd., Dunstable.

Alderman R. Leigh Pemberton, JP, Farmer; Chairman, Kent County Council.

G. Manners, Reader in Geography, London University; Member of Location of Offices Bureau.

B. J. Perkins, Chairman, Harlow Development Corporation; Chairman, GLC Housing Committee.

Hon. T. A. D. Sainsbury, Director, J. Sainsbury Ltd.

Professor P. J. O. Self, Professor of Public Administration, University of London.

R. C. S. Shepherd, Director of Europa Foods, Hungry Years Restaurant Ltd.

A. G. Sjogren, MBE, JP, District Secretary, Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Luton Area).

Alderman M. Stephenson, Greater London Council; Chairman and Managing Director of Sea Search Ltd.

J. M. W. Stewart, Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Kent.

E. J. S. Thompson. JP, Regional Organiser, U0nion of Construction Allied Trades and Technicals (Southern Region).

R. L. Vigars, Greater London Council.

Councillor R. West, Berkshire County Council.




Sir William Mather, OBE, MC, TD, DL, Chairman, Mather and Platt Ltd.,; Chairman, Civic Trust for the North-West.


G. W. Ashworth, Director of the Civic Trust for the North West.

R. A. Barnett, OBE, JP, Divisional Officer, Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers.

P. S. Baxendale, Chairman, Richard Baxendale & Sons Ltd., Preston.

Professor A. Beacham, OBE, Edward Gonner Professor of Applied Economics, Liverpool University.

J. K. Boynton, MC, Clerk to Cheshire County Council.

J. M. Carter, Clerk to Whiston Rural District Council.

Councillor J. Dean, Manchester City Council.

D. G. Dodds, Chairman, Merseyside and North Wales Electricity Board.

J. F. Eccles, Lancashire Regional Secretary, National Union of General and Municipal Workers; Secretary, TUC North-West Regional Advisory Committee.

B. Entwistle, Manchester District Organiser, National Union of Railwaymen.

D. G. Farrar, Regional Secretary, Transport and General Workers' Union.

J. Goldberg, Chairman, Manchester and Salford Council of Social Services; Chairman North-West Arts Association.

Councillor N. C. Goldrein, Solicitor, Lancashire County Council.

Dr. D. A. Harper, JP, Chairman and Managing Director, Storey Bros. & Co. Ltd., Lancaster.

D. H. Harrington, Correspondence and Organising Secretary (Crewe No. 2 Branch), Transport Salaried Staffs Association.

W. Hodkinson, OBE, Chairman, North-Western Gas Board.

A. M. Jepson, Solicitor, Manchester.

Professor R. H. Kantorowich, Head of Department of Town and Country Planning, University of Manchester.

G. H. Kenyon, Chairman and Managing Director, William Kenyon & Sons Ltd., Dukinfield.

J. King, OBE, JP, General Secretary, National Union of Textile and Allied Workers.

J. G. Parkes, Chairman, Unilever Merseyside Committee; Chairman, North-West Indus-strial Development Board.

Councillor J. S. Pickles, Hale Urban District Council.

Sir Leonard Redshaw, Chairman, Vickers Ltd. Shipbuilding Group, Barrow-in-Furness.

Councillor A. Richardson, Cheshire County Council.

S. H. Seaton, Editor of the Farmers' Guardian.

Alderman W. H. Sefton, Leader of Liverpool City Council.

Miss A. Shaw, CBE, Chairman and Managing Director, The Anne Shaw Organisation Ltd., Alderley Edge.

Alderman C. Smith, MBE, Rochdale County Borough Council; Managing Director of Smiths Springs (Rochdale) Ltd.

Alderman Sir H. Macdonald Steward, KB, JP, Liverpool City Council.

Councillor T. Taylor, OBE, JP, Blackburn County Borough Council.

E. B. Towers, Farmer, Carnforth.

K. H. Walley, Works Manager, Shell Chemicals (UK) Ltd., Carrington.



B. E. Cotton, Executive Chairman, Samuel Osborn and Company Limited, Sheffield.


P. J. Butcher, Clerk, West Riding County Council.

Alderman T. P. Cliffe, Huddersfield County Borough Council.

J. W. P. Curtis, Farmer, Driffield.

A. Dawson, Regional Secretary, GMWU.

Mrs. H. W. Foster, OBE, North East Regional Administrator of the WRVS.

E. Hayhurst, OBE, JP, Regional Secretary, Transport and General Workers Union for Yorks and Midland Region, Leeds.

A. R. Hogg, Divisional Officer, Iron and Steel Trades Confederation, Sheffield.

Alderman L. Hornsby, JP, Scunthorpe Borough Council.

Councillor D. E. Hudson, Chairman of the West Riding County Council's Town and Country Planning Committee.

Alderman E. Johnson, Officer of the Yorkshire Electricity Board, Bradford.

Alderman A. King, OBE, JP, Leader of Leeds City Council.

W. E. Lane, Clerk, Lindsey County Council.

D. D. Lee, JP, Divisional Secretary Eastern Region, Transport Salaried Staffs Association, York.

J. T. Leigh, Area Vice-President, National Union of Mine-workers, Barnsley.

J. Lyles, JP, Managing Director S. Lyles, Sons & Co. Ltd., Dewsbury.

Councillor Stuart Lyons, Managing Director of John Collier Tailoring Limited, Leeds.

Alderman Sir F. Marshall, Solicitor; Leeds City Council.

Councillor Lord Middleton, MC, JP, East Riding County Council.

R. S. Newiss, R. Stewart Newiss & Company, Bradford.

Professor J. K. Page, Professor of Building Science, Sheffield University.

R. B. Reid, Deputy General Manager, British Railways Eastern Region, York.

O. Roith, General Works Manager of BP Chemicals International Ltd. (Hull Division).

W. H. Sales, Former Chairman, National Coal Board, Yorkshire Division.

P. D. Schofield, Chairman and Managing Director, Schofields (Leeds) Ltd.

W. David Sharp, Managing Director, Critchley, Sharp and Tetlow Limited, Cleckheaton.

J. L. Spooner, OBE, Chairman and Managing Director of the Spooner Group of Companies, Kingston-upon-Hull.

Councillor N. M. Stovin, Farmer, Alford, Lincolnshire.

Councillor J. E. Townend, Kingston-upon-Hull City Council.

Councillor R. Thwaites, Sheffield City Council.

J. Wadsworth, Assistant General Manager and Personnel Manager, British Steel Corporation Special Steel Division, Rotherham.

Alderman W. E. Wilkins, Grimsby County Borough Council.




Quinton Hazell, MBE, Chairman, Managing Director, Quinton Hazell (Holdings) Ltd.


Councillor R. J. Allcock, Dudley County Borough Council.

R. P. S. Bache, Chairman and Managing Director, George Salter & Co. Ltd.; West Bromwich.

D. Beavis, Chairman, West Midlands Gas Board.

Councillor R. M. O. Capper, Farmer; Worcester County Council.

Councillor Mrs. J. E. Carter, Herefordshire County Council.

Councillor J. H. G. Cotterell, Farmer; Herefordshire County Council.

S. R. Cresswell, MBE, JP, Divisional Organiser, Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers; District Secretary, Confederation of Ship-building and Engineering Unions.

J. R. T. Douglas, Joint Managing Director, R. M. Douglas Construction Ltd., Birmingham.

Professor N. A. Dudley, Head of Department of Engineering Production, University of Birmingham.

J. R. S. Dugdale, Chairman, Telford Development Corporation.

Councillor Sir William Dugdale, Bt, MC, DL, JP, Warwickshire County Council; Chairman of Trent River Authority.

Dr. I. F. Gibson, Economist.

Alderman Sir Michael Higgs, Chairman, Worcestershire County Council; Chairman West Midlands Planning Authorities Conference.

Professor D. Hinton, Professor of Architecture, University of Aston in Birmingham.

Councillor H. Hood, Leek Urban District Council; Chairman, West Midlands UDC Association.

W. H. P. Jones, Clerk, Shropshire County Council.

D. G. Justham, Director, Imperial Metal Industries, Birmingham.

J. T. Lally, JP, President of the Midlands Area of the National Union of Mine Workers.

F. W. Leath, Area Secretary of the Clerical and Administrative Workers Union.

J. C. Mason, Regional Secretary, General and Municipal Workers Union.

B. Mathers, Regional Secretary, Transport and General Workers Union.

J. E. Owen, Managing Director Rubery Owen & Co. Ltd.; Darleston.

Alderman J. Oxford, JP, Chairman, Staffordshire County Council.

L. K. Robinson, Town Clerk, Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

Alderman C. V. G. Simpson, Birmingham City Council.

R. P. Stedeford, Director, Tube Investments Ltd.; Birmingham.

C. R. Thompson, Deputy Chairman, Clarke Chapman-John Thompson Ltd.; Wolverhampton.

I. J. Wallace, CBE, Director, Charles Martin Associates Ltd.; Leamington Spa.

Alderman H. Watton, CBE, JP, Birmingham City Council.

D. Woodward, Deputy Chairman, Brintons, Ltd.; Kidderminster.

D. G. Wright, Solicitor.



Sir William Reid, CBE, Deputy Chairman, Victor Products (Wallsend) Ltd.


G. Arnold, JP, Divisional Organiser, Tyne Area Amalgamated Union of Engineering and Foundry Workers.

C. L. G. Baker, Chairman, George Angus & Co.

I. G. Bonas, Managing Director, Bonas Machine Co. Ltd.

Councillor J. D. S. Brown, Sunderland County Borough Council.

Councillor R. Brunger, JP, Member of Skelton & Brotton UDC.

Councillor M. Campbell, Chairman, Planning Committee, Durham County Council.

G. R. Chetwynd, CBE, Board Member of British Steel Corporation; Board Member of British Overseas Airways Corporation.

A. W. Dickinson, Works Manager, Pirelli Ltd.

D. F. Edwards, CBE, Tyne Area Secretary, Electrical Trades Union; Tyne District Secretary, Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions.

Councillor N. B. Forsyth, Westmorland County Council.

J. C. R. Gilbert, Managing Director, Morganite Resistors Ltd., Jarrow.

D. J. Grant, Chairman and Managing Director, Darchem Ltd., Darlington.

J. W. Harper, CBE, Secretary, TUC Regional Advisory Committee; Regional Secretary, UCATT.

Professor G. R. Higginson, Professor of Engineering Science at Durham University.

Professor J. W. House, Professor of Geography, Newcastle University.

Alderman Colonel R. J. L. Jackson, CBE, JP, Chairman, North Yorkshire Moors National Park Committee; Chairman, Executive Committee, Yorkshire Tourist Board; Alderman, North Riding County Council.

E. D. Mason, Director of Education, County Borough of Teesside.

F. M. Osborn, CBE, Managing Director, Northern Rock Building Society, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Councillor D. S. Peat, Farmer; Startforth Rural District Council.

Dr. P. W. Reynolds, Deputy Chairman, Agricultural Division, ICI Ltd., Billingham.

Alderman The Rt. Hon. Viscount Ridley, TD, DL, Chairman, Northumberland County Council.

M. W. Rowe, Area Secretary, National Union of Mineworkers (Cumberland Area).

Councillor Mrs. J. M. Scott-Batey, Housewife; Newcastle County Borough Council.

Councillor A. Scott-Cunningham, Teesside County Borough Council.

K. Steen, County Planning Officer, Cumberland.

Alderman N. G. Trotter, Newcastle County Borough Council.

C. B. Ward, MBE, District Secretary, Transport and General Workers' Union (Teesside).

Dr. P. W. Reynolds, Deputy Chairman, Agricultural Division, ICI Ltd., Billingham.

A further name will be added at a later date.




Alderman His Grace The Duke of Rutland, C.B.E., J.P., D.L., Vice-Chairman Leicestershire County Council.


T. L. Adam, Financial Director and Company Secretary, Minnesota 3M Laboratories Limited, Loughborough.

C. Adolphe, Midlands Divisional Officer, Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers, Leicester.

Councillor R. T. Alexander, Solicitor, East Retford Borough Council.

Councillor M. E. Appleby, Bingham Rural District Council.

Councillor M. D. Beaumont, Chartered Accountant, Newark Borough Council.

Alderman W. A. W. Bemrose, Derbyshire County Council.

R. H. Boissier, Director and General Manager, Aiton & Co. Ltd., Derby.

Alderman K. W. Bowder, O.B.E., Leicester City Council.

Councillor Mrs. M. A. R. Boyd, J.P., Ilkeston Borough Council.

Alderman A. J. Bussell, Derby County Borough Council.

Alderman R. W. Chadburn, J.P., Kesteven County Council.

A. R. Davis, D.L., Clerk to Nottinghamshire County Council.

Alderman E. S. Foster, Nottingham City Council.

F. A. Giffen, Joint Managing Director, Weetabix Limited, Kettering, Northants.

P. Jenkin-Jones, Deputy Coroner for the Nottingham and Newark Districts of Nottinghamshire and for the Borough of Newark, Solicitor.

Alderman S. P. King, O.B.E., J.P., District Organiser, National Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers, Lincolnshire Kesteven County Council.

Professor D. S. Lees, Professor and Head of Department of Industrial Economics in the faculty of Law and Social Sciences, University of Nottingham.

Councillor J. T. Lester, Managing Director, Lesters (Nottingham) Limited, Nottingham County Council.

P. J. Lingeman, J.P., Commercial Manager, Ruston-Bucyrus Limited, Lincoln.

Professor R. L. Meek, Tyler Professor of Economics, Leicester University.

W. L. Miron, C.B.E., T.D., J.P., D.L., Member of National Coal Board.

Councillor Mrs. A. J. Naftalin, Lincoln City Council.

Alderman Mrs. D. P. Oxenham, C.B.E., J.P., Northamptonshire County Council, Deputy Chairman, Corby Development Corporation.

H. E. Parkin, Area General Secretary, National Union of Mineworkers (Derbyshire Area), Chesterfield.

A. G. Schroeder, Deputy Managing Director, Herbert Morris Limited, Loughborough.

Professor M. Seaman, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Industrial Engineering and Business Management, Loughborough Workers, Nottingham.

C. A. Unwin, J.P., Regional Secretary, National Union of General and Municipal Workers, Nottingham.

G. B. Walden, J.P., District Officer, Transport and General Workers' Union, Northampton.

Mrs. H. P. Waudby, J.P., Chairman, British Steam Specialities Ltd., Leicester.

Dr. J. C. Weston, General Manager, Northampton Development Corporation.

Alderman G. N. Wilson, Derbyshire County Council.



The Right Hon. The Lord Walston, J.P. Farmer, Thriplow, Cambridgeshire, and Company Director.


Councillor Col. J. G. A. Beckett, OBE, TD, DL. City of Ely Urban District Council; Solicitor.

J. R. Boddy, JP. District Organiser, National Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers, Swaffham, Norfolk.

J. R. C. Boyce. Chairman, British Gas & Oil Burners Ltd., Thetford.

R. G. Bradshaw. Operations Manager, Dornay Foods, King's Lynn.

Alderman W. J. B. Bridge. West Suffolk County Council; Managing Director, Greene King & Sons Ltd., Bury St. Edmunds.

Alderman R. E. Carter, JP. Chairman, R. G. Carter Ltd., Norfolk; Norfolk County Council.

R. H. Combe. Proprietor of Bayfield Fish Farms Ltd., Holt, Norfolk.

J. A. E. Cook, JP. Chairman Ipswich & District Youth Employment Committee.

The Right Hon. The Viscount Davidson. Director, Lord Rayleigh's Farms, Incorporated, Bury St. Edmunds.

Alderman H. R. Davis. Ipswich County Borough Council.

Miss Phyllis Deane. Fellow of Newham College and Reader in Economics in the Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge.

A. A. Dyson, OBE. Chairman, Erie Technological Products Ltd., Great Yarmouth.

Prof. A. R. Emerson. Professor of Sociology, University of East Anglia.

The Rt. Hon. Lord Fisher, DSC, JP. Farmer, Thetford.

A. J. Herbert. Chairman and Managing Director, Herbert & Sons Ltd., Haverhill.

Alderman W. J. James. Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely County Council; Managing Director, Coulson & Son Ltd., Cambridge.

Dr. D. E. Keeble. Fellow of St. Catherine's College and Lecturer in Geography, University of Cambridge.

Alderman M. H. Osborn. Wisbech Borough Council; Managing Director, M. H. Osborn Ltd.

R. H. Paul, OBE. Farmer, Woodbridge, East Suffolk.

D. G. Pearce. Farmer, Reepham, Norfolk.

F. W. Pemberton, CBE. Senior Partner, Bidwells, Chartered Surveyors and Land Agents; Farmer, Cambridge.

L. J. Pipe. Builder and Farmer, Ipswich; Chairman of Suffolk Council for Small Industries in the Rural Area.

Alderman A. South, JP. Leader, Norwich City Council; Senior Partner, Norwich Fur Co.

K. M. Stigwood. Chairman, Peterborough Branch Transport and Salaried Staffs Association; Assistant Station Manager (Commercial) British Railways.

L. Stubbs. Divisional Organiser, Amalgamated Union of Engineering & Foundry Workers, Colchester.

Councillor C. W. Swift. Peterborough City Council; Peterborough Development Corporation.

S. Turner. Group Managing Director, Felixstowe Dock and Railway Co.

Councillor the Hon. Robert H. Walpole. Norfolk County Council; Erpingham Rural District Council; Farmer.

R. W. Westcombe, MBE, JP. Chairman, The Betties Group of Companies, Peterborough.