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Waste Management Advisory Council

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 21 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a complete list of all the members of the waste management advisory council, together with the dates of their appointment; and how many vacancies there are on 21st November 1978.

The appointment of the waste management advisory council was announced in a joint press notice by the Departments of Industry and the Environment on 14th November 1978. The following persons have been appointed to the waste management advisory council:Mr. J. J. Benn—Chairman and chief executive, Reed Paper and Board Ltd.Mr. J. M. Bissett, Director, James Moores Ltd., president, British Reclamation Industries Confederation.

Mr. R. Bottini—Former general secretary, National Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers.

Mr. T. Burke—Executive director, Friends of the Earth.

Mr. J. R. Crane—Assistant managing director, IMI Ltd. Past president of British Non-Ferrous Metals Federation.

Rt. Hon. Lord Darling of Hillsborough—Member of Parliament for Hillsborough (Sheffield) 1950–74. Minister of State, Board of Trade 1964–68.

Mrs Janet Graham—Member of the National Federation of Consumer Groups.

Mr. V. C. Hender—Managing director, United Glass Ltd.

Mr. D. B. Huffam—Vice chairman, Metal Box Ltd. and chairman, British Tin Box Manufacturers Federation. Member of the Industry Committee for Packaging and the Environment.

Mr. T. Middlebrooke—Works manager, refuse disposal department, London borough of Camden. Member of NALGO.

Mr. C. Mort—Managing director, Thos. W. Ward Ltd.

Mr. J. Skitt—County waste disposal engineer, Staffordshire county council.

Mr. E. V. Southam—Director, Dickinson Robinson Group. Chairman CBI industrial waste panel and member of CBI environmental and technical legislation committee.

Mr. G. A. Thomas—Chief environment officer, South Yorkshire county council.

Dr. G. H. Thomson—Former administrative co-ordinator, BP Chemicals Ltd.

Councillor Rear-Admiral R. C. P. Wainwright, CB, DSC—Member of Stratford-upon-Avon district council, Warwickshire.

Baroness White—President, Council for the Protection of Rural Wales, Member, Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution.

Dr. Robert Berry, director of the National Anti-Waste Programme, will attend council meetings ex officio as a ministerial adviser.

The council will now be chaired by Mr. Leslie Huckfield, Under-Secretary of State for Industry, and myself.

Appointments to the council will take formal effect from the date of the first meeting, 6th December 1978. There are no vacancies.