HC Deb 18 June 1980 vol 986 c533W
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.