§ Mr. Bishop
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what appointments have so far been made to the 17W shadow Occupational Pensions Board which is to undertake preparatory work until the completion of the Social Security Bill; how many are men and how many women; and if he will seek to keep a balance in the appointments.
§ Sir K. Joseph
On 27th March 1973, in reply to a Question from my hon. Friend the Member for Billericay (Mr. McCrindle), I announced the appointments of Sir Philip Allen, GCB, and Mr. R. W. Abbott, FIA, ASA, as Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively of the shadow Occupational Pensions Board.— [Vol. 853. c.283–4.]
On 18th April 1973 I announced the following six further appointments to the shadow board: Mr. G. V. Bayley, FIA, FSS, Director, Manager and Actuary of the National Provident Institution; Mr. C. J. Cornwall, FIA—Group Pensions Administrator of Courtaulds Ltd.; Mr. J. G. Haley, BA, Solicitor—Legal Officer of the National and Local Government Officers Association; Mr. E. F. Rogers, FIA—Pensions Officer of Unilever Ltd.; Mr. C. D. Sharp, FIA, MBCS—a Consulting Actuary and Mr. K. G. Smith, FIA, FSS—Pensions Manager of the British Steel Corporation. I also indicated that the appointment of additional members would be announced later. Although all those so far appointed are men, my aim is to appoint those best fitted to serve, be they men or women.