HL Deb 22 October 1997 vol 582 c210WA
Lord Henderson of Brompton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Who they will be appointing as the new chairman of the Housing Corporation.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Baroness Hayman)

The Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde is to be appointed to chair the Housing Corporation with effect from 6 November 1997. We welcome Baroness Dean to this important post. She has strong leadership skills and a track record of excellent management and organisational ability. Her knowledge and experience of regulatory matters will be a valuable asset and she will bring a fresh perspective to the post. Baroness Dean will be taking over from Mr. Peter Cooke CBE. The Government wish to record the significant contributions made by Mr. Cooke during his term in office, and in his previous nine years' service as a board member.