HC Deb 13 June 1988 vol 135 c18W
Mr. John

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Pontypridd of 23 May,Official Report, column 77, he will list the names and Civil Service grades of the 16 civil servants appointed as directors of public liability companies, building societies or other outside bodies specified therein; and of which such companies or other outside bodies they have been appointed;

(2) pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Pontypridd, Official Report,23 May, column 77, by what means and for what departmental purposes the 16 civil servants were appointed as directors of the outside bodies specified in the question.

Mr. Ridley

Following is the answer:

Grade Company
Mr. P. C. McQuail 2 Generation Securities Ltd.
Mr. F. A. Osborn 2 Trafalgar House Oil and Gas Ltd.
Mr. J. P. G. Rowcliffe 2 Bradford and Bingley Building Society
Mr. C. J. S. Brearley 3 John McLean and Sons Ltd.
Dr. D. J. Fisk 3 Hydraulics Research Ltd.
Mr. P. J. Fletcher 3 John Mowlem Homes Ltd.
Mr. R. J. Green 3 Butterley Brick Ltd.
Miss D. A. Nichols 3 John Laing ETE Ltd.
Mr. B. D. Ponsford 3 Smiths Industries Medical Systems Group
Mr. R. J. A. Sharp 3 ARC Concrete Ltd.
Mr. K. E. C. Sorensen 3 Balfour Beatty Construction International Ltd.
Mr. N. W. Summerton 3 Redland Bricks Ltd.
Miss E. C. Turton 3 Woolwich Equitable Building Society
Mr. A. G. Watson 3 Denco Ltd.
Mr. R. Johnson 6 Salveson Homes Ltd.
Mr. M. Tucker 7 Thamesmead Town

Dr. Fisk's appointment as a non-executive director of Hydraulics Research Ltd. arises directly from his official duties. The appointment of Mr. Tucker as a non-executive director of Thamesmead Town followed an approach to him by the directors of the company; he currently serves on secondment to the company. The other appointments as non-excecutive directors listed in the table were arranged by senior departmental officers with a view to providing opportunities for civil servants to obtain direct experience of the operation of the private sector.