HC Deb 02 May 1995 vol 259 cc181-2W
Mr. McFall

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the nominees for the Argyll and the Islands, Loch Lomond, Stirling and Trossachs tourist board; and if he will make a statement on when elections will take place for this body, whether an individual has to reside in the area covered by the board and if an individual can be a member of more than one board simultaneously. [20520]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

My right hon. Friend will appoint the first members of the controlling body of the board on the basis of nominations from the existing area tourist boards and from local authorities. Nominations will be sought shortly. Thereafter the controlling body will be appointed by the new board itself from within its own membership.

We are at present consulting on the terms of the statutory scheme which will establish the new board. It is likely, however, that the requirements for membership will follow current practice whereby residence within the area covered by a board is not essential and whereby bodies or individuals may also be members of more than one board.

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