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New Health and Education Structures

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what opportunities there will be for elected representatives to serve on new health and education structures arising from the Review of Public Administration in Northern Ireland; and what lay representation there will be on those new structures. (99751)

All board members will be appointed under the guidelines laid down by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Board members must be chosen solely on the basis of the skills and expertise necessary to do the job. All appointments are to be made on merit and no one should be appointed to any position solely because they hold a particular position in another organisation.