(The year of appointment is given in brackets after each name)
( a) Due to retire at 31st March, 1955
Mrs. M. H. Anstruther-Gray, member of Fife County Council, Cupar (1948).
Mr. W. Cunningham, member of Fife County Council, Coaltown of Balgonie (1950).
Miss J. H. M. Houston, member of former governing body of Kirkcaldy General Hospital, Kirkcaldy (1948).
Dr. J. M. Johnstone, medical practitioner. Leven (1948).
( b) Due to retire at list March, 1956
Mr. W. I. Alison, chairman of former governing body of Kirkcaldy General Hospital, Burntisland (1948).
Mr. J. W. Brown, member of Fife Executive Council, Kirkcaldy (1948).
Dr. C. V. Hendry, medical practitioner, Cupar (1949).
Dr. J. Wilson, medical practitioner. Buckhaven (1948).
Provost D. Wright, Kirkcaldy (1948).
( c) Due to retire at 31st March, 1957
Dr. G. Matthew Fyfe, County Medical Officer, Cupar (1948).
Mr. T. Gibb, former member of Fife County Council, Kirkcaldy (1948).
Bailie A. Kinsman, member of Fife County Council, Cupar (1948).
Dr. J. Maxwell, medical practitioner, Kirkcaldy (1948).
Mr. J. W. M. Sutherland, consultant surgeon, Kirkcaldy (1951).
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why he has approved of the non-reappointment of only two of the 11 members of the East Fife Hospitals Board who have served since 1948, bearing in mind the desirability of having new experience on the board; and whether he will give specific reasons for the non-reappointment of the two mentioned.
These appointments are within the discretion of the regional hospital board and are not subject to my right hon. Friend's approval. In deciding against the reappointment of two of the six original members who retired by rotation this year, the regional board had regard to the variety and balance of experience on the board of management as a whole, and, as I have already explained, there is no reflection on the capacity or services of members who are not reappointed.