§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the maximum number of board members of the Welsh tourist board; what is his policy for filling vacancies which arise from time to time; for what periods during the past three years the Welsh tourist board has operated with less than a full complement of board members; and what plans he has for making further board appointments. 
§ Mr. Hague
The maximum membership of the Wales tourist board is a chairman and not more than six other members. When filling vacancies I consider the best interests for Wales and select people on the basis of merit who through their abilities, experience and qualities match the needs of the public body in question. The board has operated effectively below its complement over the past two years; but I shall be bringing it up to full membership as soon as possible.