HC Deb 06 April 1971 vol 815 c70W
51. Mr. Stanbrook

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will take steps to revise the rules governing the appointment of members of regional hospital boards and of hospital management committees so as to provide for a proportion of such members to be appointed automatically on the nomination of elected local authorities in the areas concerned.

Sir K. Joseph

Members of regional hospital boards and hospital management committees are appointed in accordance with the provisions of Section 11 and the Third Schedule to the National Health Service Act, 1946. I do not intend to introduce an Amendment such as my hon. Friend proposes.