asked the Minister of Transport what advice she seeks before appointing members to serve on the Transport Users' Consultative Committee; and what qualifications she requires candidates for such appointments to possess.
My right hon. Friend is required by Section 56 (2) of the Transport Act 1962 to consult those bodies, which appear to her to be representative of user interests. She requires no standard qualifications. Her aim has been to secure as wide a range as possible of users interests. She also has had regard to the geographical distribution of membership in the committee's area.