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Health Education Council

Volume 960: debated on Friday 15 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement giving the reasons why Mr. Leslie Baines is appointed only acting chairman of the Health Education Council; and when he expects to appoint a full chairman.

Mr. Leslie Baines, who had served as vice-chairman of the Health Education Council for six years and as a member since its inception in 1968, was due to retire from council membership on 31st December 1978. However, at my request, and at some personal inconvenience to himself, he agreed to act as chairman for a period of six months to enable me to give further consideration with my colleagues to the question of making a long-term appointment to take effect from 1st July 1979.