asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he will be appointing new chairmen to district health authorities; and if he will make a statement.
The term of office of some 183 chairmen of district health authorities ends on 31 March 1986 and we are currently seeking nominations for new chairmen. If hon. Members wish to recommend any individuals as chairmen I invite them to write to me by 3 June 1985. Reappointments and changes will be announced in due course.