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National Enterprise Board

Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry in what ways he intends to include representatives from trade unions and other organisations from the community within his regional national enterprise boards; and whether he will make a statement.

Appointments to the new boards will be made by the NEB. It will look to the trade unions, financial institutions, and industry for suitably experienced people closely connected with the regions, but not as representatives of any particular organisation or interest.

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will name the members of the National Enterprise Board and state in each case the relevant salary or fee paid.

Chairman

Mr. Leslie Murphy: salary £32,058·80.

Part-time members: salary £1,000 per annum. The members indicated (* ) do not draw their salary.

  • Mr. David Basnett
  • Mr. J. L. (Bob) Dickinson, CBE, DL
  • Mr. W. B. Duncan, CBE
  • Mr. John Gardiner
  • Mr. John Lyons
  • Mrs. Caroline Miles
  • Mr. Hugh Scanlon(*)
  • Mr. Harry Urwin(*)
  • Sir Jack Wellings

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Carlton, Official Report, 18th November, column 401, if he will list in the Official Report the outside financial interests, including directorships and paid trade union appointments, of each member of the National Enterprise Board declared to him prior to appointment.

I refer the hon. Member to the information in the register of Board members' interest, annexed to the Board's annual report. A copy is in the Library.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Surrey, North-West on Monday 14th November, what were the names of the companies in connection with which the National Enterprise Board sought his approval for the disposal of investments; for which of those companies approval was given; and what action was taken by the National Enterprise Board.

The NEB's annual report and accounts 1976 refer to the Board's disposal of its shareholding in Dunford and Elliott, which my right hon. Friend approved. The remaining cases are commercially confidential.