HC Deb 15 April 1991 vol 189 cc29-30W
Mr. McMaster

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the current members of the National Consumer Council, the Welsh Consumer Council and the Scottish Consumer Council, giving the relevant experience of each member; how many of the Councils are females; and what percentage of the total membership they comprise.

Mr. Leigh

The current members of the National Consumer Council (NCC), the Scottish Consumer Council (SCC), and the Welsh Consumer Council (WCC) are:

  • NCC:
  • Lady Wilcox (Chairman)
  • Ann Scully (Vice Chairman)
  • Rhiannon Bevan
  • Professor Kumar Bhattacharyya
  • Shiela Black, OBE
  • Anthony Burton, OBE
  • Professor Paul Fairest
  • John Hughes
  • Deirdre Hutton
  • Mary McAnally
  • Lady Anne McCollum
  • John Mitchell
  • Jill Moore, OBE
  • John Nelson-Jones
  • Josephine Turnbull
  • Alan White
  • Martin Wolf
  • SCC:
  • Deirdre Hutton (Chairman)
  • Winifred Sherry, JP (Vice Chairman)
  • Joan Aitken
  • Patricia Bolton
  • Patricia Cooper
  • Kim Donald
  • Peter Edmondson, OBE
  • Cowan Ervine
  • Bernard Forteath
  • Kenneth Gilbert
  • Christopher Harley
  • Mary Kidd
  • Gordon Smith
  • Mark Steiner
  • WCC:
  • Rhiannon Bevan (Chairman)
  • Nerys Biddulph (Vice Chairman)
  • Ian Edge
  • Dr. Arwel Edwards
  • Jane Lloyd Hughes
  • Irene John
  • Gareth Morgan
  • Ruth Parry
  • Lydia Stephens
  • Kenneth Thomas
  • Ian Thompson
  • Roderick Thurman
  • Charlotte Watkins

Information concerning the relevant experience of each member can be found in the annual reports of the councils.

Copies of the latest reports for the NCC and WCC are held in the Library of the House and I have arranged for that of the SCC to be placed there. Details of new members will be available from the Library in the annual reports due to be published in July.

As at 15 April 1991, the figures for the number of females in each council, and the percentage of the total membership they comprise, were:

Council Number of women Percentage of women on council
NCC 9 53
SCC 7 50
WCC 7 54

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