§ 83. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has considered the communication sent to him by the Loyal Order of Ancient Shepherds Friendly Society expressing dissatisfaction at the manner in which the North Eastern Regional Hospital Board for Scotland has exercised its powers of appointing new members to the relevant local boards of management of hospitals in the Aberdeen area, based on social standing rather than practical qualifications, so that the relevant public services suffer thereby; and what reply he has sent.
§ Mr. Maclay
While I have received no such communication, I can assure the hon. and learned Member that social standing is not a factor that is taken into account in making appointments to the boards.