To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has for appointing chairmen and members of family practitioner committees to the vacancies occurring in 1989.
The term of office of 54 chairmen and of about half the total membership of family practitioner committees ends on 31 March 1989. If hon. Members wish to recommend any individuals as chairmen or as members, I invite them to write to me by 3 May. Reappointments and changes will he announced in due course.