To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he invites Shropshire County Council to submit names for membership of NHS trust boards. 
A letter was sent to Shropshire County Council on 26 June inviting nominations for trust board vacancies in 1997. The council subsequently submitted eight nominations on 3 July. A further letter was sent to the council on 18 November inviting nominations for trust and health authority boards in 1998. We are now awaiting a reply.