To ask the Secretary of state for Health (1) if he will make a statement on his policy on the selection of (a) chairmen and (b) board members of NHS trusts; (2) when he expects to announce
(a) the next chairman of the Norfolk and Norwich Health Care NHS Trust and (b) the next chairman of the Norfolk Mental Health Care NHS Trust; 
(3) if he will make a statement on the re-appointment of (a) the chairman and (b) other board members of the Norfolk and Norwich Health Care NHS Trust. 
All National Health Service appointments are made on merit, and in accordance with guidance from the Commissioner for Public Appointments and the Government's criteria on the qualities required for chairmen and non-executives. Outstanding appointments to the boards of the Norfolk and Norwich Health Care Trust and the Norfolk Mental Health Care Trust will be made as soon as possible.