§ Mr. Speller
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why there is no consumer representation on the British Inland Waterways Board ; and if he will make a statement upon the basis of appointments to the board.
§ Mr. Fox
Because the main aim has been to strengthen its business and managerial expertise. Members are appointed under section 1(6) of the Transport Act 1962 ; briefly, this requires that they should have relevant operational, managerial or administrative experience.