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Research And Development

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 28 February 1980

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asked the Prime Minister if she will list the membership of the Advisory Council for Applied Research and Development.

I have appointed six new members to ACARD and have invited Dr. Alfred Spinks to become chairman of the Council. The membership is now:

  • Dr. Alfred Spinks, CBE (Chairman) formerly Director of Research, ICI Ltd.
  • Sir Henry Chilver (Deputy Chairman) Vice-Chancellor, Cranfield Institute of Technology.
  • Sir John Atwell, CBE Chairman, Scottish Offshore Partnership Sir Robert Clayton, CBE Technical Director, GEC Limited.
  • Mr. D. Downs, CBE Chairman and Managing Director, Ricardo Consulting Engineers Ltd.
  • *Dr. D. L. Georgala Head of Laboratory, Unilever Researchv *Professor W. B. Heginbotham, OBE Director-General, Production Engineering Research Association.
  • *Dr. B.C. Lindley Director of Research, Dunlop Limited.
  • Mr. J. Lyons General Secretary, Engineers' and Managers' Association.
  • Sir Ieuan Maddock, CB formerly Chief Scientist, Department of Industry.
  • *Sir Alec Merrison Vice-Chancellor, University of Bristol, Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Research Councils.
  • *Mr. A. M. Muir Wood Senior Partner, so William Halcrow & Partners Dr. L. Rotherham, CBE formerly Vice Chancellor, University of Bath *Mr. J. L. van der Post Chief Executive Water Research Centre.
  • Mr. G. H. Wright, MBE Regional Secretary for Wales Transport and General Workers Union
*new members