HC Deb 12 April 1988 vol 131 cc73-4W
Mr. Frank Field

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Birkenhead of 17 March, if he will appoint women to the Merseyside development corporation board.

Mr. Trippier

Board members are appointed on the basis of their ability to do the job. Members include people with a special knowledge of the locality and appropriate business or professional experience. My right hon. Friend will appoint suitable people, women or men, as appropriate.