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Road Executives

Volume 466: debated on Monday 27 June 1949

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95.

asked the Minister of Transport if he has any statement to make on the establishment of the Road Passenger Executive; the reasons for its establishment; and the division of functions between it and the Road Haulage Executive.

I have always contemplated the establishment of a separate Executive to deal with road passenger transport when the work of the British Transport Commission under Part IV of the Transport Act, 1947, was sufficiently advanced to justify it. After consultation with the Commission, I am satisfied that that time has now arrived and that the appointment of the new Executive will assist them in the discharge of their statutory duties. The division of functions between the two Executives is indicated by their titles. The new Executive will advise the Commission on all important questions affecting its road passenger interests outside London, and its principal immediate functions are likely to be the preparation of Area schemes, and planning and advice on general policy. The two Executives will collaborate in any matter of common concern.

96.

asked the Minister of Transport of he will name the chairman and members of the Road Passenger Executive and the Road Haulage Executive, respectively; and state their respective emoluments and terms of service.

The following have accepted my invitation, made after consultation with the British Transport Commission, to become members of the Road Passenger Executive:

Salary per annum
Chairman:
Mr. George Cardwell, M. Inst. T.£5,000
Member (whole-time):
Mr. W. Vane Morland, M. I. Mech. E., M.I.A.E., M. Inst. T.£3,500
Members (part-time):
Mr. James Amos, O.B.E., M. Inst. T.Unpaid
Mr. William Beckett£750
Mr. Stanley Kennedy, M. Inst. T.Unpaid
On their appointment to the Road Passenger Executive Mr. Cardwell and Mr. Beckett vacate their appointments as members of the Road Haulage Executive (which is the new name for the Road Transport Executive). The members of the Road Haulage Executive and their salaries are:

Salary per annum
Chairman:
Major-General G. N. Russell, C.B., C.B.E.£5,000
Members (whole-time):
Mr. Claud Barrington, M. I. Mech. E., M.I.A.E., M. Inst. T.£3,500
Mr. Harold E. Clay£3,500
Mr. Archibald Henderson, M. Inst. T.£3,500
Members (part-time):
Mr. Henry Dutfield, M. Inst. T.£750
Mr. Percy J. R. Tapp, C.B.E., M.C., M. Inst. T.£750
The members of the Road Passenger Executive will be appointed for a term expiring on the 30th September, 1952. The appointments of the Chairman and whole-time members of the Road Haulage Executive run to the 30th September, 1952, and those of the two part-time members to the 30th September, 1950.