HC Deb 19 February 1996 vol 272 c45W
Mr. Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on how many occasions and on what dates the Welsh Economic Forum has met; what were the principal matters discussed; and what was the membership at the latest effective date. [15982]

Mr. Hague

The Welsh Economic Council met on 30 March 1994; 25 July 1994; 7 December 1994; and 26 April 1995. The topics for discussion were respectively: training and enterprise; communications; urban renewal; and the rural economy.

Until 31 January 1996, of the original appointments, membership was as follows: Professor J. Andrews; Ms N. Bray OBE; Mr. R. Cuthbertson MBE; Professor T. Congdon; Mr. C. Hadley OBE; Mr. D. Jenkins MBE; Councillor J. Pembridge; Mr. T. Lewis; Mr. D. Rowe-Beddoe; Councillor T. Williams; Mr. J. Troth OBE.

I am currently considering the future of the council, and am awaiting the local authorities proposals on a reconstituted council for the future.