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Regional Health Authorities (Chairmen)

Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he remains satisfied with the system of appointments to the chairmanship of regional health authorities.

Apart from filling casual vacancies, I am not required to appoint or reappoint chairmen of regional health authorities until the term of office of the present chairmen expires on 31st July 1978. I shall then carry out the duties laid upon me by the First Schedule to the National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973.