§ Mr. Barry Field
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he proposes to announce further appointments to the Local Government Commission.
§ Mr. Redwood
When I announced the initial appointments to the Local Government Commission on 15 June, I indicated that we would be making further appointments shortly. We are now appointing three further members to the commission:
- Professor Malcolm Grant
- Howell Harris Hughes
- David Thomas
These appointments broaden the range of interests and experience on the commission while maintaining the balance and independence which will be essential to it in formulating its recommendations. We have no plans to make further appointments in the near future.