asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the terms and conditions of appointment of each member of the National Health Service management board together with all their outside financial interests known to his Department.
The following members of the NHS management board were already established civil servants prior to their appointment to membership of the board and remain subject to the terms and conditions of service of established civil servants:
- Dr. E. D. Acheson (Chief Medical Officer)
- Mrs. A. A. B. Poole (Chief Nursing Officer)
- Mr. G. A. Hart (Director of Operations)
- Mrs. G. T. Banks (Director of Health Authority Finance)
- Mr. C. Graham (Director of Health Authority Liaison)
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what remuneration and expenses will be paid to Mr. Idris Pearce in respect of his part-time service on the National Health Service management board.
Mr. Pearce's firm, Richard Ellis, will be paid a fee for his services of £15,000 per annum plus VAT. Expenses incurred in the course of Mr. Pearce's duties within our Department will be reimbursed at civil service rates.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether any special arrangements to cope with potential conflicts of interest have been made in relation to the appointment of Mr. Idris Pearce to the National Health Service management board.
Mr. Pearce as adviser to the National Health Service management board will be precluded from taking any part in discussions which may directly affect commercial relations between our Department or Health authorities and his firm Richard Ellis. He will be required to make a declaration of interest on each occasion when Richard Ellis submits a tender or obtains a commission with our Department or a health authority coming within the NHS management board's area of responsibility.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make it a condition of Mr. Idris Pearce' s appointment as a member of the National Health Service management board that during its currency, Richard Ellis, chartered surveyors, may not buy or sell National Health Service property.
Mr. Pearce has been appointed part-time property adviser to the National Health Service management board. We are satisfied that adequate arrangements have been made for declarations of interest by Mr. Pearce. Mr. Pearce has been as concerned as we have been to ensure that arrangements have been made which will preclude him from direct involvement in any commercial dealings between our Department and health authorities and Richard Ellis.