Scottish river boards' membership changed

The Government has gone ahead with proposals mooted in 1990 to cut down the number of local authority appointees on Scotland's river purification boards (RPBs) and increase the number of Secretary of State appointees.

The changes have been implemented by a series of regulations which took effect in May.1 They were recommended by an official review of the structure and functions of the seven RPBs which reported in October 1990 (ENDS Report 189, p 31).

Since their establishment in 1975, the RPBs' membership has comprised one-third district council nominees, one-third regional council nominees, and one-third Secretary of State appointees. The n

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