HC Deb 21 March 1950 vol 472 cc109-10W
Mr. Kaberry

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the experience now gained as to the working of the hospital management committees and the filling of casual vacancies, he is prepared to review the rules governing the constitution of those committees, with a view to securing more adequate representation.

Mr. Bevan

The appointments are a matter for the regional hospital boards, who are required by statute to ensure that each committee includes members appointed after consultation with certain specified local public bodies. They are not, however, required by statute to undertake such consultations on the occurrence of every casual vacancy.