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Race Relations Board (Membership)

Volume 774: debated on Monday 25 November 1968

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now make a statement on the composition of the new Race Relations Board.

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I have today given to the Question from my hon. Friend the Member for Faversham.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now make a statement giving the names of the chairman and members of the Race Relations Board and Community Relations Commission to be appointed under the Race Relations Act 1968.

I have appointed the Honourable Mark Bonham Carter to be Chairman of the Race Relations Board and the following to be members:

  • Sir Learie Constantine.
  • Mr. Louis Freedman.
  • Mr. Hubert Clifford Hampton.
  • Mr. Mizan Ur Rahman.
  • Mr. Thomas Somerville Roberts, J.P.
  • Mr. Mota Singh.
  • Mr. William Simpson.
  • Mrs. Lena Townsend.
  • Sir Roy Mickel Wilson, Q.C.
I intend to make two further appointments shortly, an industrialist and a second woman member.I have appointed the Right Hon. Frank Cousins to be Chairman of the Com-

munity Relations Commission and the following to be members:

The Lord Campbell of Eskan.Deputy Chairmen.
Dr. David Pitt, J.P.

  • Miss Jocelyn Barrow.
  • Mrs. Anna Chataway.
  • Sir Ronald Gould.
  • The Very Rev. Alfred Jowett.
  • Mrs. Usha Kinnon.
  • Mr. Charles Brooke Longbottom.
  • The Lord Ritchie-Calder, C.B.E.
  • Dr. Abul Fatah Akram Sayeed.
  • Professor Richard Morris Titmuss, C.B.E.

The Chairmen of both bodies have been appointed for a period of three years the members for a period of two years.