Sir DAVID DAVIES
asked the Minister of Health when he proposes to appoint the remaining members of the Welsh Board of Health; whether he proposes to give definite powers and duties to the Welsh Board as a corporate body; and whether he will give an assurance that the organisation of his Department in Wales will not be proceeded with until the Welsh Board has been fully constituted?
§ Major ASTOR
My right hon. Friend cannot yet say how soon any further members will be appointed, nor when the whole Board will have been completed. Such powers and duties as may be exercised in Cardiff under Section 5 of the Act will be exercised in manner provided by that Section. The organisation in Cardiff will be developed from time to time in whatever manner the circumstances may render expedient. It would be premature for me to make any forecast in this respect to-day.