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Primary Care Trusts: Public Appointments

Volume 471: debated on Tuesday 29 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health who has the power to (a) appoint and (b) dismiss chief executives of primary care trusts. (181694)

The appointment and dismissal of primary care trusts’ (PCTs) chief executives is a matter for PCTs, as independent employers, acting in accordance with the chief executive’s employment contract and general employment law.