HC Deb 09 July 1979 vol 970 cc91-2W
Mr. Philip Holland

asked the Secretary of State for Industry (1) if he will list in the Official Report the qualifications including previous appointments in the selection of Ministers held by each member of the waste management advisory council;

(2) if he will list in the Official Report the full time occupation and other Government appointments held by each member of the waste management advisory council.

Mr. David Mitchell

The information is as followsMr. J. J. Benn, Chairman and chief executive, Reed Paper and Board Ltd. Mr. J. M. Bissett, Director, James Moores Ltd., president, British Reclamation Industries Confederation. Mr. R. Bottini, former general secretary National Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers. Mr. T. Burke, executive director, Friends of the Earth. Mr. J. R. Crane, Assistant managing director, IMI Ltd. Past president of British Non Ferrous Metals Federation. Rt. Hon. Lord Darling of Hillsborough, Member of Parliament for Hillsborough (Sheffield) 1950–74. Minister of State Board of Trade 1964–68. Member of the BRIC Executive Council. Mrs. Janet Graham, Member of the National Federation of Consumer Groups. Mr. V. C. Hender, managing director, United Glass Ltd. Mr. D. B. Huffam, vice-chairman Metal Box Ltd and chairman, British Tin Box Manufacturers Federation. Member of the Industry Committee for Packaging and the Environment. Mr. T. Middlebrooke, works manager, Refuse Disposal Department, London borough of Camden. Member of NALGO. Mr. C. Mort, managing director, Thos. W. Ward Ltd. Mr. J. Skitt, County Waste Disposal Engineer, Staffordshire county council. Mr. F. V. Southam, director, Dickinson Robinson Group. Chairman CBI Industrial Waste Panel and Member of CBI Environmental and Technical Legislation Committee. Mr. G. A. Thomas, chief environment officer, South Yorkshire county council. Dr. G. H. Thomson, former administrative co-ordinator BP Chemicals International. Councillor Rear-Admiral R. C. P. Wainwright, CB, DSC, member of Stratford-upon-Avon district council, Warwickshire. Baroness White, president, Council for the Protection of Rural Wales. Dr. Robert Berry, director of the National Anti-Waste Programme attends council meetings ex officio as a ministerial adviser.

Members of the waste management advisory council were appointed by my predecessors in office who no doubt took into account their experience and qualifications. The following members of the council hold other Government appointments: Baroness White, Chairman, Land Authority for Wales; Member; Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, University Grants Committee, British Waterways Board. Mrs. Janet Graham, Member; Metrication Board Consumer Safeguards Group. Mr. R. N. Bottini, Member, Clean Air Council, South-East Electricity Board, Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances, Central Arbitration Committee, Meat and Livestock Commission, Commission on Energy and the Environment, Arbitrator on Arbitration and Conciliation Advisory Services.