§ Mr. Keetch
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what steps he has taken to ensure that Herefordshire is adequately represented on the West Midlands Regional Development Agency; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Meale
Our primary concern in appointing the board members of Regional Development Agencies was to choose people with a wide range of experience who would make an effective contribution to the work of the boards. Members should not consider themselves to be the delegates of any group, body or geographical area but should take into account the interests of the region as a whole.