107. Mr. I. 0. Thomas
asked the Minister of Health how far his regulations permit that members of hospital management committees who derive their membership of such committees from their connection with trades councils may give periodical reports to such trades councils of the work and proceedings of the hospital management committees; and what guidance or instructions have been issued to hospital management committees on this matter.
Mr. lain MacLeod
No regulations or instructions have been issued on this matter, but members of these committees are appointed in a personal capacity and not as delegates of any organisation which may have suggested them. They are therefore under no obligation to report back and I consider it inappropriate that they should do so. Any publication of the proceedings of hospital management committees should be made by the committee and not by individual members.