HC Deb 08 April 1974 vol 872 c37W
Mr. George Rodgers

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to introduce a policy of elected membership to the boards of new town corporations.

Mr. John Silkin

When making new town appointments, my right hon. Friend has to pay particular regard to the individual requirements of each new town, but we are very much appreciative of the need as a general rule to increase elected local authority members.