HC Deb 06 May 1976 vol 910 cc464-5W
Mr. Small

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will announce further appointments to the Organising Committee for British Shipbuilders.

Mr. Varley

The following have accepted my invitation to serve as members of the Organising Committee for British ShipbuildersMr. A. R. Belch, C.B.E., Managing Director of Scott Lithgow Limited and President of the Shipbuilders and Repairers National Association. Mr. J. Chalmers, General Secretary of the Amalgamated Society of Boilermakers, Shipwrights, Blacksmiths and Structural Workers. Mr. L. Gregory, National officer of the Electrical Electronic Telecommunication and Plumbing Union. Mr. P. W. Mills, Administration Director at Cammell Laird Shipbuilders Ltd. Mr. G. A. Peers, Director of Industrial Relations at the Engineering Employers Federation.

Mr. Belch, Mr. Chalmers and Mr. Gregory will be part-time members of the committee. Mr. Mills and Mr. Peers will be full-time members, and it is my intention to appoint them as full time members of British Shipbuilders when the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Bill becomes law. I expect to make further appointments in due course.