§ Mr. Woodcock
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he hopes to appoint a chairman of the British Waterways Board in succession to Sir Frank Price.
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
I have invited Mr. Leslie Young, CBE to succeed Sir Frank Price as chairman of the British Waterways Board from 1 July 1984. His appointment will be for five years. Mr. Young will become a member of the Board from 1 January. Sir Frank Price, who has been chairman of the British Waterways Board since July 1968, has agreed to remain as chairman for a further period of six months until 30 June, and for this I am most grateful.
I have also asked Mr. Young to continue as chairman of the Merseyside development corporation until 31 October 1984. I shall make a further announcement in due course about his successor as chairman of the Merseyside development corporation.