HC Deb 13 July 1978 vol 953 cc699-700W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will appoint Mr. Joe Gormley as chairman of the National Coal Board or some other Government board or organisation connected with the energy industry for which he has ministerial authority.

Mr. Benn

I am grateful for my hon. Friend's suggestion. Each vacancy is considered as it arises, taking into account all the suitably qualified available candidates.