§ Mr. Forman
asked the Minister of Transport what appointment he is making in respect of the chairmanship of the Port of London Authority.
§ Mr. Fowler
Sir John Cuckney, the present chairman of the Port of London Authority, has informed me that for personal reasons he does not wish to be reappointed for a further term when his current appointment expires at the end of the year. I am appointing Mr. Victor Paige, currently deputy chairman of the National Freight Corporation, to succeed Sir John Cuckney for a term of three years from 1 January 1980. Mr. Paige will continue to serve as part-time deputy chairman of the National Freight Corporation.
I take this opportunity to pay a warm tribute to Sir John Cuckney for the invaluable work he has done during his term as chairman.