§ Mr. Barnett
asked the Minister of Health, in view of the fact that there have been no residents of the Heywood and Royton constituency area serving on the regional hospital board in any of the past 10 years, what action he now proposes to take to see that this constituency area has adequate representation.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
Members of regional hospital boards are appointed primarily for the individual contributions they can make, and not as representatives of particular areas. But I try to secure a suitable range of knowledge and interests, including local interests, and I shall bear in mind what my hon. Friend says.