asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the names of the traffic commissioners for the South-West region; when they were appointed, and for what terms; what was their previous experience; and by which councils they were nominated.
The traffic commissioners for the Western traffic area, which equates with the South-West region, are:
|Name||…||…||…||Maj. Gen Sir John Potter, K.B.E. C.B., F.C.I.T., (Chairman)||Count. R. H. Gould.||Mr. T. John, O.B.E., J.P.|
|Date appointed||…||…||23 January 1973.||15 November 1997.||15 November 1997|
|Term||…||…||…||…||Until retirement.||3 years.||3 years.|
|Previous experience||…||Director of Supplies and Transport (2 years), Transport Officer in Chief (Army) (1 year), Director of Movement (Army) MOD; 4 years as Chairman of Traffic Commissioners in Yorkshire Traffic Area. (1969–72).||Deputy Traffic Commissioner 1974–77. Member of Avon County Council. Solicitor.||Deputy Traffic Commissioner 1965–70, Traffic Commissioner since 1971, Member of Stroud UDC 1951–74, Former member of Gloucestershire County Council.|
|Nominating authority||…||None. Direct appointment by my rt. Hon. Friend.||Avon County Council||Stroud County Council.|