§ Mr. Howe
asked the Minister of Health if he is satisfied that the membership of regional hospital boards is sufficiently representative of people under the age of 45 years, of people employed by employers other than public or publicly-owned authorities, and of people who are in day-to-day touch with the communities served by the respective hospital authorities and sufficiently free of other public duties; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
Members of regional hospital boards are appointed primarily for the individual contributions they can make, and not as representatives of particular sectional or group interests. At the same time I try so far as I can to secure a suitable range of knowledge, interests and background, taking into account, among others, the factors which the hon. Member mentions.