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WELSH CONSUMER COUNCIL: APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN

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Nigel Griffiths, minister for competition and consumer affairs today announced the appointment of Barbara Hicks as ...
Nigel Griffiths, minister for competition and consumer affairs today announced the appointment of Barbara Hicks as the chairman of the Welsh Consumer Council from 1 October 1997 and said:

'I am very pleased to be able to make this appointment, I believe that Mrs Hicks will bring great experience, enthusiasm and energy to the post to champion the cause of Welsh consumers.'

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Biographical Details

Mrs Hicks has been a consumer advisory officer in a trading standards department before training as a barrister-at-law and is currently a law lecturer at the University of Glamorgan. Her special interests are in the field of consumer education, consumer protection, tourism, medical negligence and alternative dispute resolution.

Welsh Consumer Council

The WCC is a self-governing committee of the National Consumer Council which is almost wholly government funded. It is responsible for policy matters concerning Wales, representing the views of Welsh consumers and is a policy research organisation publishing reports on individual issues to ensure that those who take decisions that will affect consumers can have a balanced and authoritative view before them. Its members are appointed by the secretary of state for trade and industry.

The post of chairman automatically carries with it membership of the National Consumer Council, it is a commitment of between twenty-five

to fifty days a year and is a salaried appointment. Mrs Hicks will succeed Beata Brookes who has been the chairman of the Welsh Consumer Council for six years.

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