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Regional Development Agencies: Northwest

Volume 717: debated on Monday 1 March 2010

Statement

My right honourable friend the Minister for Regional Economic Co-Ordination (Rosie Winterton) has today made the following Statement.

I am pleased to announce that I have decided to appoint three new board members to Northwest Regional Development Agency. These are Clive Elphick and David Goldie to fill the two vacant business positions and Frank Hont to fill the trade union vacancy.

Regional development agencies are playing a crucial role in addressing short-term issues as well as maintaining a long-term vision to help build a resilient economy for the future. The appointees to Northwest Regional Development Agency Board bring a wealth of experience and knowledge which will be extremely valuable to the contribution that the board can make towards the region’s economic recovery.

The appointments will commence on the 1 March 2010 and expire on 13 December 2012.

I have placed further details of these appointments, including biographies, in the Libraries of both Houses. I can confirm that the appointments were made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments code of practice.