HC Deb 23 April 1952 vol 499 cc25-6W
Sir G. Hutchinson

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that many local authorities are concerned at their failure to secure on hospital management committees adequate representation of their districts; and whether he will take steps to draw the attention of the regional hospital boards to the desirability of adequate local authority representation on the hospital management committees.

Mr. Crookshank

Although consultation with local health authorities among other bodies is enjoined on regional hospital boards by the National Health Service Act, 1946, the appointments are not made on a representative basis and are by the statute a matter for the boards. I should not therefore regard it as justifiable to add to the general guidance given in a circular a copy of which I am sending to my hon. and learned Friend.

develop a helicopter which will be convertible in flight to a more conventional type of aeroplane.

Mr. Low

A development contract has been placed for work on a form of rotary wing aircraft which has also conventional propellers.