asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the membership of the Advisory Council on Energy Conservation since the extension of its mandate on 1 January.
Professor Sir Hermann Bondi, who has been chairman of the Advisory Council on Energy Conservation since 1 January 1980, has now given up the chairmanship. The Government are grateful to him for his work in the field of energy conservation and the leadership he has given the council. In his place I have appointed Dr. Robert Telfer, chairman and chief executive of Mather and Platt, as the new chairman.The following have been appointed members of the council for the period up to 31 December 1983:
Dr. Richard Eden—Reader in Theoretical Physics and Head of Energy Research Group, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. Founder member of ACEC.
Sir William Gray—Solicitor. Member of Scottish Econirnic Council. Former Lord Provost of Glasgow. Founder member of ACEC.
Frederick Howell Esq.—National Officer, Transport and General Workers Union. Member of MSC Engineering Industry Training Board and Senior negotiator for TGWU in electricity supply, gas and engineering industries.
Robert Jones Esq.—Coordinator, Conservation Projects, British Gas Corporation Marketing Division.
Robert Lintott Esq.—Board of ESSO Petroleum with responsibilities for marketing and research activities.
Professor Patrick O'Sullivan—Chair of Architectural Science, Welsh School of Architecture, University of Wales. Joined ACEC January 1977.
Michael Parker Esq.—Director of Central Planning, National Coal Board. Joined ACEC in January 1980.
Ms. Celia Pillay—National Research Officer, Engineers' and Managers' Association. Previously served on ACEC from January 1976 to December 1979.
Michael Posner Esq.—Economist, Ex Treasury. Chairman Research Social Science Council. Member British Railways Board. Founder member ACEC.
Jack Taylor Esq.—Marketing Advisor, Electricity Council.
I shall be appointing further members to the council shortly.