HC Deb 26 February 1985 vol 74 cc97-8W
Mrs. Dunwoody

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what guideline he uses in choosing chairmen of water authorities; and whether candidates can be excluded from consideration by virtue of policies towards property of those authorities held by applicants in previous roles.

Mr. Gow

My right hon. Friend appoints chairmen who possess the personal and professional qualities which will enable them to lead successfully an executive board of a major commercial enterprise in the public sector.