HC Deb 26 March 1956 vol 550 cc1769-70
40. Dr. Johnson

asked the Minister of Health what steps he takes to make members of hospital management committees known to members of the general public.

Mr. Turton

None, Sir.

Dr. Johnson

Is my right hon. Friend aware that in some parts of the country there is a tendency towards secretiveness about the names of members of hospital management committees? Will he do what he can to discourage this? Will he consider some method of making the names of members generally available to the public, for instance, by display in post offices?

Mr. Turton

This must be left to the discretion of hospital authorities. I agree that it is desirable, where possible, for these names to be made public, in local handbooks or in annual reports, but it must be left to the regional hospital boards and hospital management committees, for whose appointment the boards are responsible.